Leopard on more than one Mac?

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  1. JimmyDreams macrumors 6502

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    When leopard comes out, anyone have an idea how many computers you can put it on? A friend of mine (no REALLY!) has 3 mac laptops. When he buys the new OS at the Apple store....can he put it on all 3 laptops or will he have to buy 3 versions if he wants to be legal???

    Thanks!!
     
  2. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    You can buy a single user license that allows you to put it on one computer or you can pay a little more and get the family pack which allows up to five computers.
     
  3. cah87 macrumors regular

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    just go with the family pack it allows five licenses and its only like $199
     
  4. Luap macrumors 65816

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    No technical reason why you cant do this. But it wouldnt be legal as such. As previously suggested, the family pack is the way to go for this.
     
  5. wakerider017 macrumors 68000

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    Exactly. The Single User and Family Pack are the same DVD's I believe.

    Only difference is legal.
     
  6. mklos macrumors 68000

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    Yes, you can do it. Now, its not the right thing to do, but you can do it. Apple isn't Microsoft with OS X. They don't have product keys and activation to limit piracy. Instead, Apple focuses its efforts on making is killer OS, something Microsoft should learn from Apple.
     
  7. ivi7 macrumors 6502a

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    It can be done but not legally,
    Buying a family pack is the best way to go about it
     
  8. badtzmaru macrumors 6502

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    speaking of which, anyone in DC wanna start a family? We could split the cost of a family pack and devise a custody arrangement for the DVDs errrrrr..... kids.
     
  9. HLdan macrumors 603

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    LOL, not a bad idea!:D
     
  10. queshy macrumors 68040

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    the family pack is the most "legal" way to do it as others have said but there's nothing "Stopping" you from buying the single license and installing in on several macs.
     
  11. /V\acpower macrumors 6502a

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    199$ for the Family Pack of OSX...

    at this price you hardly get a "Premium" Copy of Vista that can only be activated on a single computer, and even then, if you change the Motherboard you need another license...
     
  12. je1ani macrumors 6502

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    I think Apple earned the $199 for Leopard lol
     
  13. ventro macrumors 6502a

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    If you're cheap just get the single user and install it on all of them. If you want to give apple some more money get the family pack. It's the same disc inside.
     
  14. Kaspers macrumors regular

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    Think twice, you are only getting one DVD.
     

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