Multiple OSX Lions?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by rip-the-jacker, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. rip-the-jacker macrumors 6502

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    Hey guys,

    I will be getting Lion when it is released, what im wondering is can I burn this and give a copy to my grandad. is this legal with the five copies or such?

    If not np as he will just DL it when released.


    RTJ
     
  2. Soliber macrumors regular

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    If your granddad's Mac is authorized to your iTunes account, it's legal.
     
  3. rip-the-jacker thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ahh, ok.

    Thanks for the reply will by buying a copy each then I think...


    RTJ
     
  4. talmy macrumors 601

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    To be perfectly clear (?) here's the rule straight from the Mac App Store Terms and Conditions:

     
  5. ResPublica macrumors regular

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    Since you don't own or use on a regular basis your grandfather's Mac, I think it's technically not legal.
     
  6. iSKW macrumors newbie

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    so that means that I would be able to install it on my iMac, Macbook Pro, and Mac Mini without buying separate copies?
     
  7. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    Yes, as long as your iTunes/App store account is not over it's authorized limits you can install on all three. See Talmy's post above.
     
  8. MacManiac76 macrumors 65816

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    Yes you can buy only one copy and use it on all of your Macs legally. Basically it's like a family pack without the 5 system limit of before.
     
  9. talmy macrumors 601

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    No limits at all. The iTunes 5 system limitation is a separate limitation that doesn't apply to Mac App Store apps.
     
  10. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    You know this how? Presuming you know things about someone else's situation is always a bad idea. For all you know, the OP may live with said Grandfather and use that Mac on a regular basis and do all the work of keeping it running.

    If you actually know the OP, then I guess I'm off, but I'm guessing you don't.
     
  11. lamina macrumors 68000

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    Right. Any Mac you own and use.
     
  12. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    Was I thinking 10 device limit for iCloud sync then? My bad.

    Yea, I was thinking of iCloud, "Features are subject to change. Access to some services is limited to 10 devices. See www.apple.com/legal/itunes/ww/ for more information."
     
  13. rmbrown09 macrumors 6502a

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    So you're telling me that; the 36 iMac's we have in our lab here could use one license of Lion to install on everything??

    If our boss who "owns" them purchases it, then installs it on all "her" computers....

    please tell me this is true.
     
  14. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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  15. Xgm541 macrumors 6502a

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    We have a few hundred macs here. I doubt one $29.99 license will cover them all legally. Institutions tend to go with the "legal" way of installing software like this even if the workaround could potentially work.
     

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