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Apple Giving Away Free Snow Leopard to MobileMe Users

By - Source: The Verge | B 7 comments

Apple's offering a free upgrade to Snow Leopard to any MobileMe users who are a little out of date.

Since MobileMe, Apple’s subscription-based set of online services, is being discontinued by June of this year in favor of iCloud, Apple’s offering a new deal for MobileMe subscribers. As iCloud is only supported in Snow Leopard and Lion, Apple is offering all current MobileMe subscribers a free hard copy of Snow Leopard.

If, for some reason, you still haven’t upgraded to Snow Leopard yet and you’ve been using MobileMe before subscriptions closed last year, now’s the perfect chance for you to save $29. This also means that you’ll be able to update to Lion for half the price, as Lion’s upgrade requires a download from the App Store, which only Snow Leopard is equipped to do.

So, if you still hold a MobileMe account and you're rocking Leopard (or something older), here's the chance to get caught up half a decade of OS upgrades for cheap.

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    rocknrollz , April 19, 2012 8:12 PM
    "Apple" "Free" in the same sentence? Who said miracles couldn't happen?
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    memadmax , April 19, 2012 10:23 PM
    Nah, thats ok...

    I like older versions of the tracking and privacy busting software better....

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    del35 , April 20, 2012 1:09 AM
    "Apple" "Free" in the same sentence? Who said miracles couldn't happen?

    When the iZombs read the fine print Apple will be done spending their money. Someone said "nothing is free", and I agree, especially when Apple is involved.
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    geoffs , April 20, 2012 2:35 AM
    Unless you're using a machine that won't run Snow Leopard (e.g. any PPC Mac). This will help satisfy some of the affected users, but certainly not all.
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    halcyon , April 20, 2012 3:14 AM
    I liked Snow Leopard just fine...Lion is fine too but I'm not all that impressed with Lion..I coulda stuck with Snow Leopard and been more than satisfied. ...and along the same lines I may just skip Windows 8. Windows 7 is wonderful.
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    halcyon , April 21, 2012 1:02 PM
    huamei998obviously not for everyone though.

    Inferring that you're meaning OS X in general, yeah, you're right. I just feel really fortunate that I have the opportunity to use it along with Windows. They're both fantastic OS' that easily allow you to do what you need.
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    halcyon , April 23, 2012 10:49 AM
    This is a little off topic but still true. With Windows 7 being what it is (and that would be "great") there's not much justification to pay the "apple tax". I like OS X and I really like my MacBook Pro and Mac Pro but they're not giving me anything I couldn't get for less money...well, besides the beautiful all aluminum chassis'.