Lion, multiple Macs, and licensing

Demigod Mac

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Apr 25, 2008
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I don't believe I've heard a clear answer on this.

What's Apple's stance on those of us who own multiple Macs and want to upgrade all of them to Lion? One Apple ID = unlimited installs for an individual, or do they expect one person to buy a copy for each Mac?

What about family packs for households with multiple Macs?
 

Qwaf

macrumors regular
Sep 11, 2010
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One regular Lion purchase on the store allows you to install it on up to 5 Macs.
 
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endless17

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Mar 8, 2011
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download the installer, extract the dmg, restore it to a USB drive and install Lion on as many machines as you'd like.
 
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richardp2020

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Oct 8, 2007
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But they've got to use the same Apple ID.
I'm confused, so if I download lion on my mac, extract the installer and put it on a disc. I can then install the original version on my imac and use the disc to upgrade my wife's macbook pro? So how does the verification work for my wife's mac? Do I sign in with my apple id during the installation process/sign in after first boot up? or is it easier than that, does it only need your apple id to actually download the installer?
 
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