If he already has it from one system that he purchased from Apple, it's not piracy...Originally posted by alex_ant
2 words: Software piracy
An iMac, TiBook and PowerMac!?!Originally posted by Grokgod
Yup! I got the iMac and it came with Appleworks.
I am trying Not to have to use M$ word for my text work.
I think that APPLEWORKS would be just fine, it ws on the iMac.
Hard to see why I got it on my iMac and not the Ti.
Wonder if my new Powermac will come with it?
SO, do I need to find the preferences and copy those also> or just the folder itself.
Thanks for the help.
I will admit I've not read the AppleWorks license, but most software licenses allow you to use one copy of the software at a time on one computer at a time. If this is the license used by AppleWorks (and it probably is), then it would be legal for him to transfer it from one computer to another but not to have it installed on multiple computers simultaneously.Originally posted by AlphaTech
If he already has it from one system that he purchased from Apple, it's not piracy...
I purchased a copy a while back, and use it on all the systems that I either own or use.
You don't own the software, though. You own a license to use it under the terms that the publisher has set. You can't disassemble it, you can't re-sell it, and you can't keep more copies on hand than the license allows for. During the installation process, most people just skip over the EULA without reading it, but the fact is that they are entering into a legally binding contract whether or not they've read it, and whether or not they understand it. I would dig up AppleWorks' EULA to look further into the specific terms, but I can't find a way to do so without reinstalling AppleWorks.Originally posted by King Cobra
And I do not see why it is piracy if you have software you own on computers you own. Is that what you mean, alex, when referring to transferring Appleworks to another computer as illegal? I kind of find that hard to understand.
You are allowed to run multiple copies of the same program on multiple computers, but you have to pay for the privilege. Either you have to buy a multiple-user license, or you have to buy more single-user licenses. And again, the fact that you find the law kind of annoying does not nullify the law.Originally posted by King Cobra
I find that rule kind of annoying. What is the point of using multiple computers if and when necessary with the same application if you are not allowed to? Exactly. Is this rule supposed to be protective or for safety measures? Or is it for people on networks?
It varies with the software... AppleWorks could be this way. I will admit I don't know. I hope it's not, though, because then all this effort arguing that it is will have gone in the pisser.Originally posted by britboy
I thought the interpretation of the rule was that you are allowed to have the software installed on multiple instances, so long as you are only using one at a time (ie, you don't have a friend using AW on your iBook whilst you're using it on your Qag).
Originally posted by alex_ant
It varies with the software... AppleWorks could be this way. I will admit I don't know. I hope it's not, though, because then all this effort arguing that it is will have gone in the pisser.
Funny, didn't realize this! You'd think for $3200 they would throw in a copy of Appleworks with the Ti...Originally posted by britboy
Appleworks doesn't come with the tibooks. My rev a 500 didn't come with it either. The pro lineup doesn't come with it, only the consumer models (iMac, eMac and iBook).
Not quiet... Most, if not all, software packages allow you to install the application on any machine where YOU are the primary user. If I have two Mac's at home, I can install the same software on both of them. In a situation where you have one tower and one laptop, I can install AppleWorks on both since I am the one who uses both (exclusively). That way, I can write on the tower while at home, and the laptop while I am elsewhere. Most applications have the provision that you can only have one copy (with the same serial number) running on a network at the same time. Illustrator, PhotoShop, Quark and such are all like that.Originally posted by alex_ant
You are allowed to run multiple copies of the same program on multiple computers, but you have to pay for the privilege. Either you have to buy a multiple-user license, or you have to buy more single-user licenses. And again, the fact that you find the law kind of annoying does not nullify the law.