MacDailyNews readers report receiving Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger

A handful of MacDailyNews readers have emailed us to let us know that they have already received their pre-ordered copies of Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger. Tiger is due to be released on Friday, April 29th.

MDN reader “Michael” writes, “I received my copy of Tiger today! Pre-ordered from MacMall – Woohoo! God bless FedEx!”

MDN reader “Judge Bork” writes, “I’ve got Tiger in my sweaty hands! I’m stuck at work (had it shipped there), but I’ll be ‘feeling ill’ soon to rush home to my Power Mac. There’s no way I’ll make it to the end of the day, fighting this junky Dell and Windows XP while staring at this Tiger box!”

MDN reader “Ed” writes, “Uh, somebody made a mistake and my copy of Tiger arrived today a whole week early! Is it legal for me to install it before the 29th?”

Are you one of the lucky ones who have received your copy of Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger? Please let us know and how your install went in our “Reader Feedback” below, thanks.

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  1. Yes, its legal to install it. They shipped it early, its not your fault. I recieved iWork a day ahead of time and installed it right away. Had no problems from Apple trying to say I can’t do it yet. Probably things like iSync might not be fully functional yet, that is syncing now can include more than what was included in Panther, so that you might have to wait till the 29 to do all the extra stuff.

  2. So those of you who have received it early, once you have installed it, can you confirm that it is in fact build 8A428? Curious to see if the rumor sites got that tidbit right or not.

    If you’re unsure how to check, go to the Apple menu and choose “About this Mac”. Then click on the version number “10.4” in the dialog window that opens and it should change to the build number.

    Please post your results. Thanks!

  3. God Bless You All!

    It’ll be a month at least, after its release, before I could lay my hands on Tiger’s shipment box.

    Wish I am in the good old US of A, rather than Thailand, to see for myself how Tiger roars.

  4. I got an automatic email from the Apple Store saying there had been a computer error and my product would not now arrive until the 29th. I thought it a bit strange, but after this news it makes sense.

    Guys, can you give us some details about how it runs under the hardware you’re installing it on?

  5. My “Up-To-Date” order still says “Processing order.” It also says ship on or before 4-29. Now would be good. I can’t wait to get a hold of it. I have an illegal copy but I figure why not wait to get it legit. It’s only 1 week. One very long week…

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