Licensing dilemma

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by james*b, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. james*b macrumors regular

    Jan 2, 2011
    Hi -

    Here are some really simple questions about software licenses for two macs that I own.

    I use Keynote and Photoshop occasionally - do I need to buy a copy for each computer?

    Also with Microsoft Office I want to install on two macs - but on one of them I want my partner to be able to use Office as a different user. Do I need three licenses for this?

    Also I live in Europe - can I install a version of Office from anywhere in Europe or are there regional restrictions? For instance will an Irish copy work in the UK or Spain?

    Sorry if this is all obvious and thanks in advance!
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Have you read the licenses of each product in question?

    I believe you can install photoshop on one desktop and one laptop. You'll need to read the license to be sure.

    Both photoshop and office activate so it will prevent you from using it on a computer that you exceed the license count.

    As for keynote, if you get it on the app store you can use it on three computers.

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