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upgrade 10.4 to latest 10.6 MAC OS X

Do I need to buy the box set or can I get the simple $29 upgrade.

I've heard it both ways.  One person here in EE in the context of another question said the $29 upgrade is good enough but a friend of mine (who knows more about MAC than I do) said that I will need to be able to boot from the CD that comes with the box set.

So I'm just trying to get some clarification here.

I have an iMac with a core-2-duo running the latest 10.4.

Thanks.
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Here's the word from Apple themselves: http://www.apple.com/macosx/specs.html  The $29 upgrade is from 10.5 to 10.6.  For 10.4 you need the box set.  Says so right there.
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But some people are saying the upgrade will work even if you're not "supposed" to use it.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not against getting the box set.  That's fine.  I just want to know the actual answer to this question.

The Apple Store might not be the best authority on this, since it's in their interest to sell the box set.

But like I said, I'll buy the box set.  No problem.  I just want to *know*.
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Ok.  I just ordered the box set.  Thanks.
Good and thanks.