Lion from App Store?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Eric8199, May 29, 2011.

  1. Eric8199 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 27, 2009
    So, if Lion is downloadable through the Mac App Store, does that mean that you'll only have to buy one license and install it on all of your Macs?
  2. Cougarcat macrumors 604

    Sep 19, 2003
  3. celticpride678

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boston, MA
    I would think Apple would continue to offer family pack plans for multiple licenses.
  4. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030


    Mar 24, 2005
    A religiously oppressed state
    Depending on the license you buy you will probably only be able to use one mac at a time (which ever one is signed into the app store with your apple ID).
  5. Cougarcat macrumors 604

    Sep 19, 2003
    Unlikely, the version you download from the MAS at the moment (for devs) has no copy protection. And anyway, MAS apps can be installed and used on as many macs as you want at a time, provided they all have your apple ID. Why would Lion be more restrictive?
  6. kikuchiyo macrumors member

    Jun 5, 2005
    Atlanta, GA
    Agreed - one of the big selling points of the App Store was downloading software onto all your Macs. I can't see them putting in a special restriction for Lion alone.
  7. rikscha macrumors 6502a

    Mar 8, 2010
    I am living with my girlfriend and I was wondering if I could now simply take my Lion install disc and install it on my girlfriends mac. Obviously this will work but what about my Apple ID? Is this copy then restricted to using only my apple ID with the app store or can she simply use her own Apple ID? What happens in the case of breaking up? Legally she would probably would have to remove it but we can neglect that at this point but is this installation in any way attached to my Apple ID? Usually you can't download any software from the App Store and use it with different computers. thanks.

    edit: let's put it in a different way. what if I were to sell my MPB? Can I actually sell it with Lion installed on the machine?

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