Mac OS X Leopard Family Pack question

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

  1. eyesonly6587 macrumors newbie

    Jul 27, 2007

    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


    Apr 27, 2005
    San Francisco, CA
    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

    Jul 27, 2007
  4. Quad5Ny macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2009
    New York, USA
    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

    Feb 19, 2011
    Agreed, unless the OP is using PPC then SL is a must because of supported apps and security updates.

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