Lost Applications CD's....HELP!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Metatron, Sep 12, 2005.

  1. Metatron macrumors 6502

    Metatron

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    Okay, I bought a 5 month old PowerBook G4 off ebay 2 weeks ago. But the owner did not have a clue were the origional CD's were. Will apple replace these?

    Just curious...
     
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Translation: the original owner sold the OSX and iLife disks separately on eBay... ;)

    All you can do is ask; they would be within their rights to tell you to buy Tiger though, as you have not had an operating system transferred to you.
     
  3. screensaver400 macrumors 6502a

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    On a similar note, I bought my Powerbook 12" new. I lost the CDs, and Apple wanted $50 to replace them. I said no thanks and downloaded them from bittorrent. I do have a legal license, after all.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    It's not always very safe to get an OS from P2P networks. You really don't know what you're installing on your Mac. If I had a legal licence but no disks with which to install an OS, I'd look for a friend with the disks and borrow them from him/her. That would be both legal and safe.

    However, the OS disks that come with Macs should only be used with similar Macs. In other words, don't use a Power Mac restore disk on an iBook. :)
     
  5. Metatron thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I would borrow the CD's from a friend if I knew of another mac user in Tyler, Texas. That is sad I know. But I really don't know but like one other mac user personally. God this sucks.
     
  6. screensaver400 macrumors 6502a

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    Not to disagree too hard, but in my experience the files on Bittorrent trackers are fairly safe. Yes, there are problems... the GNAA "OSx86" comes to mind... but so long as you aren't the first to download a file, and you check the comments for reported problems, you'll probably be fairly safe.

    Beware of KaZaA, though. I'd never download any program from a network like that.
     
  7. quigleybc macrumors 68030

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    kazza is dead now
     
  8. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, that's a fair point. I'd agree that if you even half know what you're doing, you could sail the P2P river relatively trouble free. However, I still think getting a disk from a friend would be much safer. :)
     
  9. screensaver400 macrumors 6502a

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    Oh? Haha, I wouldn't know. I used it in it's "heyday"... And even then, there just wasn't enough checking. There were too many bogus files, and even the legit users who downloaded the bogus files wouldn't unshare or delete them. What is used today, Shareaza? Same problems with that.

    No disagreements there. I just don't know any friends with a Tiger retail DVD (no one has my model mac, either). I'm just trying to say that, assuming no friends with discs exist, P2P doesn't lead to automatic implosion of your Mac.
     
  10. Metatron thread starter macrumors 6502

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    On the rare chance I do use a P2P network, I always use Emule or Bit Torrent.

    I bought tiger before I got the computer. It came with Panther. Mostly I just wanted iLife 05. It sucks that you can't get iPhoto without it now.
     

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