Mac OS X Leopard Family Pack question

Discussion in 'macOS' started by eyesonly6587, Sep 30, 2011.

  1. eyesonly6587 macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I have a question regarding about the Mac OS X leopard family pack (5 computers). I saw a cheap used copy on ebay and I'm thinking of buying it. But I'm not too familiar with the apple OS installation. Should I worry that the current owner of the software has used up all the five computer installations and thus I won't be able to install the OS X on my mac?

    Thank you!
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Yes and no.

    Is the seller being upfront and honest about the sale? Probably not. Odds seem good to me that he/she already used the family license, and is now reselling the disk.

    Ethical issue aside, there's no technical reason it would give you any problems. Apple does not have a means by which to check the licenses for that copy or in any means enforce it (like Windows does).
     
  3. eyesonly6587 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. Quad5Ny macrumors 6502a

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    Depending on what computer its going on, Snow Leopard would be a better choice. You might want to look for a family pack of that.
     
  5. AdrianK macrumors 68020

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    Agreed, unless the OP is using PPC then SL is a must because of supported apps and security updates.
     

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