Tiger licenses

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Cold_Steel, May 17, 2005.

  1. Cold_Steel macrumors member

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    Hi all,

    How different computers is one Tiger DVD limited too. I have three Macs, can I instal Tiger on all three from the same disk, so i dont have to go out and buy three copies? (like Winblows)


    Matt
     
  2. Balin64 macrumors 6502a

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    One Mac, one license

    Nothing prevents you from installing on all three, but you are supposed to install on only one.

    You can also purchase a family pack.

    Basically, it's up to you: although many on this forum are very sensitive about this issue... you've been warned. :p
     
  3. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Please search. We've been over this time and again... :rolleyes:

    The retail version of Tiger can be installed on any Mac (that meets the system requirements). But you can only install a single license on ONE machine.

    If you want to install Tiger on more than one Mac. Get the Family Pack. It costs much less than two licenses and you may install it on up to five Macs within the same household.
     
  4. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    Do we have to bring Microsoft into this? Almost every software company does it the same way. You don't purchase software, you purchase licences. It just shows your ignorance to accuse Microsoft of something an entire industry does and has been doing before MS even existed.

    I'm not trying to sound mean and I'm not looking for a fight. I just hate it when people attack MS for things that are normal or when MS has nothing to do this the conversation. Attack them for things they do poorly (examples: IE, Media Player, security, crashes, etc).
     
  5. James Philp macrumors 65816

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    But does windows have a licensing "activation"?
     
  6. Balin64 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I think the OP may have been alluding to product activation.

    Off Topic: Can you guys read my avatar? If not, I'll change it... If you can, I know, I am a sick man... :D
     
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    Absolutlytively. WinXP installs die after 30 days without registration, and registration sends a hardware profile to Bill's Mother Ship just to make sure you don't cheat. If you happen to change your hardware configuration too much, XP will also stop working if you fail to get a reauthorization from Microsoft. Cool. Maybe Apple should implement this tactic too, so we don't have to accuse Microsoft of doing the same thing everybody else does.
     
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    Yes, I can read it.
     
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    Dr Q.: Best signature I've seen on MR!!
     
  11. James Philp macrumors 65816

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    *Sobs*
     
  12. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    So what? I don't care if you have to make an appointment with Bill Gates for him to personally come over and activate your copy of XP. It has nothing to do with "I have three Macs, can I instal Tiger on all three from the same disk, so i dont have to go out and buy three copies?"
     
  13. James Philp macrumors 65816

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    Wrong!
    You used the word "can, not "should". There's a big difference!
    You "can" install Tiger on 1000 Macs from a single copy, but should you? - No way.
     
  14. Cold_Steel thread starter macrumors member

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    Hey Grapes this has nothing to do with my ignorance or anything like that its just that I happened to use Microsoft as an example because I know that they ask for product activation whereas Apple dosnt.

    Matt
     
  15. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    Fine, correct if you want to play with semantics. Shouldn't this be a moot point though? Its illegal people.
     
  16. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    Then ask directly what you want to know: Does OS X require activation?
     
  17. Cold_Steel thread starter macrumors member

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    I would have thought that this was pretty obvious as to what I meant...
     
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    Heh, dont cry Pinky. :)
     
  19. Cold_Steel thread starter macrumors member

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    Anyways guys thanks for your imput on my OP and from this feedback I have decided to make the right choice (moral reasons too) and go for the Tiger Familly version and use that.


    Thanks,

    Matt
     
  20. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Good choice. A clear conscience just feels so much better. ;)

    Me and my girlfriend has in the past "shared" one Mac OS license between us from time to time (when one of us has had a valid license coming with a machine), but since none of us is going to upgrade our hardware the next couple of months, I got the Tiger Family Pack. (The decision was even easier since Apple Store Norway had the Family Pack in the EDU store... :D)
     

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