[quote3dd973b054]As from this Friday, Macs will come with Tiger in the box. Likely for a period of a couple of weeks it'll be in the form of a disk to install over the Panther version already on the drive, but once Apple have tested the 'master' copy of installations for each system, it'll come ready installed.
For systems bought between April 12th and this Thursday, users will be able to get a copy of Tiger for the cost of the media ($9.99 in the US) by proving they bought their Mac in the appropriate time period.
For systems bought prior to April 12th, Tiger will have to be bought at normal prices.[/quote3dd973b054] From apple.com forums..