Leopard OS - Can be used by 2 people?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Tragedies, Sep 26, 2007.

  1. Tragedies macrumors 6502

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    When I buy my Mac (when Leopard comes out) it will come with Leopard no doubt, but is there anyway I can use the Leopard disk to install it on my sister's Macbook?
     
  2. gormond macrumors regular

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    I assume its possible but its in breach of the end user agreement.
     
  3. bartelby macrumors Core

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    It's against the license agreement. Also if you aren't getting a Macbook then the disc would not work anyway.
     
  4. Tragedies thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Nah I ain't getting a Macbook, I'm wondering if the disk I get can be used on my sister's Macbook, which is running Tiger.
     
  5. bartelby macrumors Core

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    The answer from the moral and technical viewpoint is; no.
     
  6. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

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    If you have two different systems, it is possible to share the same license (not legal however). It requires you to make a HFS+ partition on an external HD, use Disk Utility to restore your already installed version of OS X to the external partition, then booting from that partition from the other computer and restoring the external partition to the computer. Voila. It's very helpful for it-supporters and the like. Funny how Vista completely rejected this nifty feature so now you need to spend 2 hours installing everything from scratch. Imagine doing that to 200 new PCs. Ouch.
     
  7. RRK macrumors 6502

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    Apple does nothing to stop you except tell you you are not allowed. Just go ahead and get the family pack.
     
  8. AlexisV macrumors 68000

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    You could physically do it with the retail version, but the ones that come with Macs are model specific.

    Well, depends whether you think spending extra money is moral, or a stupid thing to do.
     

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