Application re-install

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by TomT321, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. TomT321 macrumors member

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    When you see a program such as Snow Leopard or Iworks, etc.for a Mac it basically says personal use, family use, or unlimited (or words to that affect). What does that really mean? In other words if a friend of mine bought Iworks with his new Mac could I download it onto my computer? Also I know that there are "piracy" issues but am wondering can it be done. Also with the discs that come with a new Mac it is my understanding that if for some reason you were to "lose" your programs that those discs would re-install the programs on your computer, but I see them for sale all over Ebay which leads me to believe that they can be re-used again and again. What exactly is the story? :confused:
     
  2. jmann macrumors 604

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    You can do that, but it is against the EULA. So don't do it. No.
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You can refer to Apple's Software License Agreement (SLA) site for the software in question, to find out what you can and can't do with installations. If a person buys iWork, they can only install it on one computer at a time:
     
  4. TomT321 thread starter macrumors member

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    Not worth it

    Thank you for the info I have no want need nor desire to violate any laws or agreements, just wondering.
     

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