Question about OS

Discussion in 'macOS' started by gadgetgirl85, Aug 9, 2006.

  1. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

    gadgetgirl85

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    If you purchase a copy of an OS for example Leopard in the future..can you only install it on one computer? or does it give you more than one license.
     
  2. aaronb macrumors regular

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    I believe it is one user unless you buy a 5-user pack for more.
     
  3. projectle macrumors 6502

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    Yes, it is $129 USD for Single License, 199 for a family license (5 Licenses).
     
  4. gadgetgirl85 thread starter macrumors 68040

    gadgetgirl85

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    I'm wanting to buy a laptop eventually might wait for Leopard to be released would save me buying two licenses.
     
  5. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    It is not one user, it is one computer. Each computer may have many users.
     
  6. drumpat01 macrumors 6502

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    excellent point.
     
  7. ArkabaS macrumors member

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    I'll probably be banned for this, but I think you can actually install the OS on as many computers as you want. Apple wants you to only install it on one computer. They trust that you won't be a phallus and go around installing their OS on millions of computers.
     
  8. slooksterPSV macrumors 68030

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    Depends on the licensing agreements - you guys read the question, don't just answer. Apple states that if you buy a Single License version of Mac OS X you can ONLY install it on ONE machine.

    If you buy a Family pack Apple states that you can install it on ONLY 5 different machines.

    Windows states you have to register it online in order to use it.

    Linux... well, some are under the GPL so it all depends on what it states in the licensing agreement.
     
  9. Bobdude161 macrumors 65816

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    doesn't Apple check your Mac OS software thru the updates? Like Microsoft's "Secuirity Updates"?
     
  10. cjc343 macrumors 6502

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    Nope.
     

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