Apple released Mac OS Lion (July 20, 2011) and OIT has arranged a discount on institutional purchases at a lower price than retail ($29.99). The volume discount will lower each license from $29.99 to $15. Of the remaining $15 per license, OIT will subsidize half of the cost to departments from one-time funds, such that the net new license cost for departments is $7.50 per computer. Departments will have no overhead involved in ordering (i.e. no POs, no p-card, no license management, no waiting for the order to be processed, etc.), and as departments may choose to continue to use the prior Mac OS, this expenditure is optional for departments. Please note that this pricing is only available for University-owned computers. The media cost to install the OS will remain the same as in the past at $10 per media set. Although media sets can be used for multiple computers, Apple requires that a different license be purchased for each device.
See below for information on how to purchase.
To order, we need:
OIT is unable to resell institutional licenses to individuals or offer discounts for individual purchases. In addition, Apple will not be offering “boxed copies” of the new operating system. Individuals interested in upgrading to the new version of Lion, should visit: http://www.apple.com/macosx/how-to-buy/ for full instructions (and to determine if machine is capable of running Lion). The upgrade can then be downloaded directly from the Mac App Store for $29.99. Apple is also offering the Lion upgrade on a USB jump drive for $69.
System Requirements: http://www.apple.com/macosx/specs.html