I've installed Leopard - so can I give someone my old Tiger?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by joefinan, Oct 26, 2007.

  1. joefinan macrumors 6502a

    Sep 14, 2007
    Kingston-Upon-Thames, UK
    I've now upgraded my Powerbook from Tiger to Leopard (hoorah!).

    But can my partner now use my old Tiger disk to upgrade his iBook from Panther to Tiger? Is that allowed? Will it work?

    Seems ok to me. If I buy a new car, I'm allowed to sell my old one.

    Anyone know for sure??

    (In fact - what's stopping me just letting him install Leopard??)
  2. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus


    Oct 8, 2002
    The Bamboo Forest
    You can give/sell Tiger now providing it's not the restore disk that came with your Powerbook.

    The only thing stopping you from installing Leopard on somebody else's computer is the license agreement that says you won't do it.
  3. TodVader macrumors 6502a


    Sep 27, 2005
    Quebec, Canada
    If you follow the TOA to the letter, you can't give away a disc that came with your computer. If you bought a retail Tiger disc to upgrade from panther, you can give it to him as long as you don't have it installed anymore on your powerbook since it can be legally installed on only 1 computer.
  4. philgilder macrumors 68000

    Sep 30, 2007
    it is only the license agreement that says you cant

    there is no activation on a mac, so apple will not know

    but it is against the licence agreement, but although not illegal, apple can sue for damages etc

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