iLife '08 restricted to the same Mac only?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by c-Row, Aug 8, 2007.

  1. c-Row macrumors 65816


    Jan 10, 2006
    Planning to buy me a new Mac Mini, I wanted to know whether or not it is legal to uninstall iLife '08 on the new machine and install it on my MBP instead. Or is it bundled to use with the Mac I purchased?
  2. hmp macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2007
    Every time that I have purchased a new Mac, iLife has come bundled on the Restore DVD. In other words, it is not possible to reinstall (or in this case, install on another computer) iLife without using the Restore DVD. The Mac mini restore dvd probably won't work in the MBP (or will it?), so I would say that, legalities aside, it's not possible.
  3. mrgreen4242 macrumors 601


    Feb 10, 2004
    I've done this, but the disk I used may have been a pack in upgrade disc not the restore disk. Can't remember... should work either way, even if you have to use one of those 3rd party package installers to do it.

    As far as legality goes, you'll be in a grey area that depends on the exact terms of the EULA. Morally, though, you'll be pretty OK assuming you are the only user of both machines. Some EULAs indicate the software is licensed to ONE PERSON on whatever computer they use, some say one machine, no matter how many users are on it. I don't know what Apple's say. Probably one machine, since they tout the multi user features of OSX.

    Hope that helps. :)

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