Two questions about Tiger

Discussion in 'macOS' started by mcmillan, Apr 12, 2005.

  1. mcmillan macrumors 6502

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    1. I read in Apple's webpage that all my documents, e-mail, etc. will remain after the upgrade. But my question is: Will my applications stay too?

    2. What will happen if I buy a single license, install it in my computer and then I try to install it in a second (and maybe third) computer?
     
  2. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    The "Archive and Install' option will leave all your apps untouched – apart from updating the Apple apps of course.

    As for your second question... you can install your single copy of Tiger on more than one machine – however, this would violate the licence agreement. It's doubtful you'd get in any bother over it but it is illegal and we generally consider this a Bad Thing. There is a family pack available that has five licences.
     
  3. sjpetry macrumors 65816

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    1. They will stay if you do an "Archive and Install".

    2. The Man will come after you. :cool:
     
  4. TrashCanDan macrumors member

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    I was also wondering about retaining my apps aswell, so if I just do an upgrade without a clean install or archive and install it will erase all my apps and I have to reinstall eveything over again? I dont remember having to do this when I upgraded to Panther hmmm...
     
  5. chw macrumors newbie

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    educational discount

    Does anyone know if you buy tiger via the ed discount, is what you get a single license or a family pack?
     
  6. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    You have the option of a clean install or an archive and install – the former essentially wipes your hard disk (so you would lose your apps), while the latter just upgrades the OS and keeps your apps intact.
     
  7. rendezvouscp macrumors 68000

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    It depends on what you purchase (duh...). If you're an authorized purchaser, you can get a single license for Tiger for $69.
    -Chase
     
  8. mpw Guest

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    The UK store is offering a ~34% discount on single user but a whopping ~50% on a family pack which brings the pricing down to £59/£69 so the extra 4licenses only cost you ~£10 and the difference is just over 15% between the two products.
     
  9. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Nice deal! Almost makes you want to buy the latter just in case.

    Hmmm...I wanted to compare prices, so I went to the Apple Store and found the Family Pack for non-ed customers, but then, I could not find the Family Pack when I switched to the US Educational site. And when I searched the site for "Tiger Family Pack," the only hit I got was the single user license. Strange.
     
  10. chw macrumors newbie

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    Family Pack

    Actually I knew it would depend on which version I purchase. But I can't find the family pack cost with the ed discount? It seems like there is only one version being offered with ed discount.... :confused: At least in the us site.
     
  11. mpw Guest

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    No, it doesn't look like it's on the US education store. It looks like the US education store runs differently to the UK one. Where you choose a specific school by city/state etc. in the UK we just type the name of the school in there's no check to see if the school even exists.
     
  12. TrashCanDan macrumors member

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    Ok thanks! its been so long since I've upgraded my OS. :D
     

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