To expand on my less-than-eloquent post about this earlier (what can I say? I was excited), I’ve now ordered my copy of Tiger. The price from the UK educational store was something like £52 compared to £89 for the retail copy, but I’m interested to know why our education price is higher than the US retail price. There can’t be that many taxes to pay on it even when the dollar is pitifully weak.
I found out about it in a way more interesting than how I was planning – I happened to be looking around the Mac OS X section of the Apple site for a specific page when I noticed that the opening paragraph of the Preview page didn’t say “Open, view, scroll, work within and print any PDF document in record time with Mac OS X Panther”, but said “Open, view, scroll, work within and print any PDF document in record time with Mac OS X Tiger”. Thinking that something might be up (Apple do make most of their announcements on a Tuesday, after all) I refreshed the page to find that the whole thing had gone black and that the announcement was there. Normal bodily functions had to take a backseat in my rush to the phone.
Anyway, I should hopefully receive it on the 29th and in the meantime I have another 512MB of RAM on the way for my iBook. With any luck that will arrive tomorrow and keep me amused for a while.