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rokkzz
Feb 20, 2012, 06:30 AM
Hi Guys


Is there anyway to install M/L without forking out $99 for a dev account.

Desperate for airplay..


Thanks



simsaladimbamba
Feb 20, 2012, 06:32 AM
Only the illegal way. And that is, where we can't help you, due to the Forum Rules.

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pdjudd
Feb 20, 2012, 06:32 AM
Hi Guys


Is there anyway to install M/L without forking out $99 for a dev account.

Desperate for airplay..


Thanks
Right not legally no. I wouldn’t run it unless you are a developer though 0 it’s not meant for normal use.

Partron22
Feb 20, 2012, 07:44 AM
Only the illegal way.Could also get a job at Apple working OS X dev. That'd likely get you a copy of ML to install.

rorschach
Feb 20, 2012, 07:55 AM
Could also get a job at Apple working OS X dev. That'd likely get you a copy of ML to install.

Or get invited to join AppleSeed. I'm pretty sure a couple people here on MR were accepted when Lion was in the developer-preview stage.

Tmelon
Feb 20, 2012, 11:29 AM
The Mountain Lion installer is all over the internet.

www.google.com

That's all the help I can give you.

brendu
Feb 20, 2012, 11:37 AM
Don't do it. Big brother is watching you.

adztaylor
Feb 20, 2012, 01:43 PM
Not to mention you'll need the Apple TV 5.1 beta software to try out Airplay which will also need to be downloaded illegally if you don't have a developer account.

If you're not a dev just wait it out.

Blipp
Feb 20, 2012, 01:51 PM
Not to mention you'll need the Apple TV 5.1 beta software to try out Airplay which will also need to be downloaded illegally if you don't have a developer account.

If you're not a dev just wait it out.

I can't believe how much of this sub-forum is people encouraging non-developers to use Mountain Lion as their primary OS. It's a beta that isn't ready/intended for public consumption no matter how stable it seems. Just wait it out and use it once it's released. Pirating is one thing but pirating unreleased beta software is another thing entirely.

JohnDoe98
Feb 20, 2012, 02:52 PM
Pirating is one thing but pirating unreleased beta software is another thing entirely.

What about pirates who submit bug reports (no I'm not one of them)? :) True, they were not asked to help, but perhaps they are helping anyway.

KingJosh
Feb 20, 2012, 05:34 PM
it's available via torrent. Saying that is not illegal right just stating the obvious lol. Personally I wouldn't bother because it doesn't add much over Lion right now and probably full of bugs. Just wait it out a few more months then there will be probably double the new features and nicer things to look at it etc.

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Don't do it. Big brother is watching you.

I used to pirate stuff until big brother sent me the letter :P

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I can't believe how much of this sub-forum is people encouraging non-developers to use Mountain Lion as their primary OS. It's a beta that isn't ready/intended for public consumption no matter how stable it seems. Just wait it out and use it once it's released. Pirating is one thing but pirating unreleased beta software is another thing entirely.

It is because of the newness effect. You have to experience it enough to learn from it imo. I finally grew out of it. I always wanted the latest and greatest in hardware and specs but now I settle for what is best and financially worthwhile lol :D

jabbawok
Feb 20, 2012, 06:31 PM
It is a public beta. It's meant for dev's to play with. You don't need any special skills to have it, no tests or a credit check, juts $99 or enough brains to use google.
If you wanna risk running beta software as your only OS then it's your lookout, weather you've paid the $99 to join the fan club makes no difference.
I personally have not but I am great full for all the help this and other forums have given t get it running on my unsupported mac.

M87
Feb 20, 2012, 06:52 PM
It's not a big deal to create a new partition you know? You don't have to use it as your primary OS.

Partron22
Feb 20, 2012, 07:41 PM
It's not a big deal to create a new partition you know?Gotta be careful if you go that route,rather than a separate physical drive. Don't want Lion's "Recovery HD" replaced by ML's "Recovery HD", do we?

thewitt
Feb 20, 2012, 09:11 PM
As a developer for the last three decades, I would never install on my primary computer - only on development hardware specifically set aside for the task of testing our software against new releases.

Crzyrio
Feb 21, 2012, 01:01 AM
Gotta be careful if you go that route,rather than a separate physical drive. Don't want Lion's "Recovery HD" replaced by ML's "Recovery HD", do we?

Actually, when you install ML as a partition it creates a separate recovery hd. So when you hold down ALT(Option) You see 2 Recovery HD's one for Lion and one for ML

Comeagain?
Feb 21, 2012, 01:06 AM
Currently AirPlay doesn't even work anyway.

MonkeyBrainz
Feb 21, 2012, 01:13 AM
Gotta be careful if you go that route,rather than a separate physical drive. Don't want Lion's "Recovery HD" replaced by ML's "Recovery HD", do we?

It creates another Recovery partition called "Recovery 10.8". It has no effect whatsoever on the other Lion OS partition or Recovery.

turbotoes
Feb 21, 2012, 07:04 AM
It creates another Recovery partition called "Recovery 10.8". It has no effect whatsoever on the other Lion OS partition or Recovery.

That is not always the case. On my mid 2011 MBA ML has overwritten the recovery partition and broken it. I am not alone in this.

Simplicated
Feb 21, 2012, 07:18 AM
It is a public beta.

It's not.

maflynn
Feb 21, 2012, 07:21 AM
As noted, you need to be a developer to legally get Mountain Lion and any discussion pertaining the procurement of 10.8 any other way violates MacRumors' rules.