Mac OS X multiple licences

Discussion in 'iMac' started by bigbadnewill, Sep 3, 2007.

  1. bigbadnewill macrumors 6502

    Jun 6, 2007
    Does the Mac OS x that comes with the iMac have the multiple licenses? I read that if you buy software from Apple you get 5 licences?

    I am thinking of buying myself a macbook in a few weeks, since I love my wifes new iMac so much. If the OEM copy is good for 5 licenses then I will wait and get a Leopard Macbook, if not then I will just buy one now as I will have to buy Leopard anyways for the wifes iMac, and I can use one of the 5 licences for my macbook.

    Does any of this make sense? Hope so :)
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    The version of OSX that comes with a new Mac is licensed only for that single Mac and in most cases is written specifically for that Mac, ensuring it will not install on another type of machine.
  3. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
  4. bigbadnewill thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 6, 2007
    Yeah, these are the multi-pack licenses that I was thinking about. So, I might as well buy my new macbook asap then, since I need to buy Leopard for this iMac anyways, and i'll just make sure that I buy the multipack license so that i can install it on both machines.

    Cheers for the answers

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