If I purchase a new laptop, can I downgrade to Leopard?

My 10-person team is running Leopard. Need to purchase a new laptop. Any way to install Leopard with/instead of Snow Leopard?

  • Asked about:  Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

1 Answer from the Community

  • Right now most macs still come with the drop in update DVD. (and thus, they come with Leopard, to be updated by you.) Otherwise you would need a retail Leopard DVD in order to downgrade. And no you cannot run both side by side, virtually, dual-booted, or otherwise. Honestly, at this point just go with SL... unless you have an explicit reason not to, in which case wait until everything is as compatible as its going to get it.