I had OSX 10.5 and I remember GB was there though I never used it. Now I run 10.8 and it doesn't seem to be installed - I looked in the Appstore and it's listed as costing £10 (about $15).

I wanted to check it's definitely not available freely for my Mac before I figure out what I should use instead for my hobbyist "record playing for youtube" needs.

  • This question probably belongs on apple.stackexchange.com Oct 30, 2012 at 14:47
  • OP could keep it on topic as kind of a "[software-rec], free, with a preference for GB, and if not GB, then what for my specific and particular recording needs," kind of question... maybe?
    – JoshP
    Oct 30, 2012 at 14:55
  • @Josh Since we already have a couple questions regarding recording software, that would cause the question to be closed as duplicate. Nov 6, 2012 at 17:57
  • @FriendOfGeorge, except it was closed as OT?
    – JoshP
    Nov 6, 2012 at 18:37
  • Duplicate, I can get behind
    – JoshP
    Nov 6, 2012 at 18:50

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GarageBand has never been part of OSX, but iLife has come bundled with most mac systems. If you did a clean install of OSX, you will lose iLife. To get iLife back, look for the additional applications disc that came with your mac, and install iLife from there.

  • hmm, I'll look into that. Would iLife that came with my Mac and 10.5 work with 10.8?
    – John
    Nov 8, 2012 at 21:06
  • I have no idea. Nov 8, 2012 at 22:34

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