General commercial software question - registered for multiple Macs?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Vinnie_vw, Mar 21, 2007.

  1. Vinnie_vw macrumors 6502

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    Hi,
    Happy user on a Mac laptop for over a year now and thinking about getting a Mac-desktop for comfortable home-use. I'm just wondering what the general rules are for commercial software and having a second computer to run them on. Do I have to buy new licenses for the computer or can I just install them with my existing keys? I obviously prefer the second option.

    Sincerely,
    Vincent
     
  2. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    It depends on the software. Some software allows you to use you license on as many computers as you want, although often it will lock you out of using more than one copy at a time on the same network. Some software specifically has a provision in the EULA allowing personal use on one laptop and one desktop (Photoshop is this way). Some software although in my experience, not much, makes you buy a license for each computer.
     
  3. Vinnie_vw thread starter macrumors 6502

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    OK, that's good news. It would be pretty logical for this to be the case I guess, as many people probably use both a lap- and desktop. Thanks.
     

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