10.1 Weekend: Where to get your free CD Saturday

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Date: Friday, September 28th, 2001, 17:26
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First Apple promises a free 10.1 “Instant Upgrade” CD to existing 10.0 users, then they use the ambiguous wording “at participating retail outlets.” Huh? What’s a 10.1 hungry Mac user to do? Here’s the scoop on resellers that’ll make sure you’re on point-one this Saturday.


First Apple promises a free 10.1 “Instant Upgrade” CD to existing 10.0 users, then they use the ambiguous wording “at participating retail outlets.” Huh? What’s a 10.1 hungry Mac user to do? Here’s the scoop on resellers that’ll make sure you’re on point-one this Saturday.

First off, CompUSA reports that ALL its US locations will have the free CD. You’ll apparently need proof-of-purchase showing you own OS X 10.0. There’s no mention of what qualifies as proof of purchase, and no mention of this requirement on Apple’s site, so we’ll see what that means.

Philly-area readers, take note: here’s the word from Springboard Media’s David Hughes . “I wanted to let you know that we will have both full retail copies of OS X 10.1 and also update CDs for existing owners of MacOS X available at its release on Saturday. We will be open from 11am to 5pm, and I must note that the number of update CDs are limited, so we will be operating on a first come, first served basis. In the event of unexpectedly high amounts of demand, customers who have previously purchased OS X or a Macintosh with OS X from Springboard Media will have priority. We will also have computers running OS X 10.1 on display for those that want to give the greatest operating system for the Macintosh yet a try!”Springboard is located at 2212 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103.

According to a Columbus, OH reader, MicroCenter will also have the CD.

The offers lasts until October 31 or while supplies last, so if you sadly have other engagements this Saturday, don’t fear! Stay tuned to Go2Mac for more updates. And let us know your experience / event info — post to the Newswire , as always.

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