Cracked iWork software

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  1. daniel767 macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,

    I recently purchased the new 2011 MBP and a friend provided me with a cracked, full version of iWork which was installed as normal and required a serial number which worked successfully.
    My MBP is now telling me that there are software updates available for it however I was wondering if anyone knows if I perform the software update will my version no longer work (i.e. will apple know I did not buy the product and it won't let me use iWork anymore)?

    Thanks
    Daniel
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    That is not really a cracked software you use, as cracking software involves cracking.
     
  3. plinden macrumors 68040

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    Yes, I'm going to make a moral judgement - if you've just bought a $1200+ computer surely you can afford the $60 to get the three iWork apps from the App Store. If it's tapped out your bank account, wait a few weeks and save up for it.

    You're pirating software. Don't.
     
  4. daniel767 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    sorry I should re-word what I originally said,
    The software isn't cracked, I was given the software and a serial number, I presume my friend bought the software and gave me a serial number to use however I did not purchase it and I do not have the installation disks available to me anymore, all I was wondering is if I were to update the software would I need the disks to hand and if I did not purchase the software would this matter.
    I am a student in the UK and I understand the MBP is expensive and the software in comparison is a negligible amount of money however I purchased this following a LONG time saving up and as I have no income except that for living costs I was glad to get some free software, I am not in the business of stealing software or piracy.
    I was advised to come to these forums for help and advice from other Mac users, I didn't expect hostility and rudeness...
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    That's completely different from your original statement, which wasn't ambiguous at all:
    There are some who would consider violating forum rules or pirating software to be hostile and rude.
     
  6. plinden, Apr 25, 2011
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    plinden macrumors 68040

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    I'm trying really hard not to display real hostility and rudeness. What do you expect when you talk about "cracked" software?

    This is what you do. Go to http://www.apple.com/uk/iwork/ and download the 30 day trial. Decide on which of the three apps is most important to you. Set aside 80p a day. At the end of the 30 day trial purchase the app from the App Store. Repeat for each of the next two months.

    Or buy one less pint a day at the pub and you'll be able to get the whole suite in less than a month.
     
  7. daniel767 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes I say a 'cracked' version because I don't know if he paid for it or not, and I didn't pay for it, my choice of words, i admit, was not very good!
    I apologize to all those who really hold the rules of these forums so close to their hearts. I don't however believe I have broken the rules but if you feel otherwise I hope my apology puts a smile on your face and makes your day just that bit better! ;)
     
  8. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

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    Duff-Man says....not to flog a somewhat dead horse,but you have indeed broken the rules - both the forums and Apple's.

    Even *if* your friend paid for it, it's not his to give you to install and use without violating Apple's license agreement, and as for the forum rules, as quoted above it's *very* clear that you've asked for help with software you do not have license to use so yes, you've broken the rules.....oh yeah!
     
  9. wpotere Guest

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    ^^^ This...
     
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