View Full Version : Mac OS X 10.1 and newer
02-19-2002, 09:02 AM
Can anybody out there help?
I am a Mac owner of less than one year and kinda computer illiterate.
Here is my problem:
Having seen Return To Castle Wolfenstein on PC and loved it, I downloaded the Demo from the Apple site, only to find that I needed OS X version 10.1.2 or something. This is frustrating me as I have only just bought the damn machine and already it seems I need to send away for new software!!!
Does this happen often ?
There must be a downloadable version of this 10.1.2 on the web somewhere, I know you hackers are very clever people.
All help appreciated.
02-19-2002, 09:16 AM
If you already have system 10, then you can upgrade via the software updated panel in you systems prefs.
If you have 9 or earlier, you can apparently still run it...
click here (http://maccentral.macworld.com/news/0112/18.rtcw.php)
02-19-2002, 09:29 AM
I Have 9.2 and 10.0.4.
They both came with the G4 Powermac when I bought it.
I did software update and it said nothing to update.
On the Apple website it says you can send away for discs for cost of postage ( £14 sterling) but I think Ive missed the deadline.
02-19-2002, 10:40 AM
I'm the US. Maybe the UK version doesn't update via software update? that still seems odd. you should be able to, unless there arent any UK servers....
Sorry my suggestion didn't help. Are you able to call the UK apple office or apple in the states to resolve the upgrade issue?
02-19-2002, 11:37 AM
You can't update from OSX.04 to OSX.1 or higher without a CD or a developer password.
As far as I know the CD promotion is done. Perhaps you could get someone near you to copy the update CD and mail it to you.
Your other option would be to buy a fresh OSX.1 from a retailer.
The differences between OSX.1+ and OSX.04 are substantial. For many users the difference is between usability and agony. More importantly - the APIs are different enough that most new applications require OSX.1. The upgrade is highly recommended.
02-19-2002, 08:50 PM
The only way your computer would come with 10.0.4 is if you bought one shipped prior to October. For those people, they gave 3 or 4 months to pick up the free upgrade. Anything since then has shipped with 10.1 already installed.
If you have had your mac for over 6 months and managed to live with 10.0.4 this long, I am impressed. You must be a very patient individual. Whatever they charge for 10.1 -- pay it!! and fast!! you have no idea what you are missing. Actually, you might first want to check with your local computer stores. If they have a 10.1 cd that they use for loading on in-store systems (which any mac dealer should) then they'd probably burn a copy for you. Since it is a free CD, many of the dealers here were doing that as supply of the updates ran low.
02-22-2002, 09:52 AM
10.1 is essentially a whole new OS from 10.0.x. To use the 10.1 update disk you'll need 10.0.4 on your computer, which you have. I'd recommend trying to get the update disk, and as a last resort, buying it from a store. Unless you don't mind spending the extra cash. Call Apple and tell them your situation, or go online. As long as you are the proper owner of the OS and registered it, I don't see why they wouldn't send you the Disk, after all it was a free upgrade.
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