One on Two?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by yoyo5280, Oct 19, 2007.

  1. yoyo5280 macrumors 68000

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    In my house we only have two macs. Can we just buy one Leopard license and instal it on my PPC mini and Intel Macbook? Instead of the family pack?
     
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  3. yoyo5280 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Oh really?
    Shame....:(

    I think apple should have like 1 pack, 3 pack, and 6 pack or something. THat would be easier
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    That's what the family pack is for. (I assume they sell that also in Japan).
     
  5. yoyo5280 thread starter macrumors 68000

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  6. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    FFS. There're a thousand threads about this. If you already know that, then why are you making yet another thread? :rolleyes:

    In the US (and elsewhere, AFAIK), the family pack costs less than two licenses of OS X do. So you're already getting a discount. If you don't like it, do whatever it is that you do.
     
  7. yoyo5280 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    sorry, I didn't know
    and yes Im sorry i was to lazy to search first.


    I understand that the family pack is cheaper then buying two...i was asking if I could just buy one.

    What will I do with the 3 extra licenses?
     
  8. Sean Dempsey macrumors 68000

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    licenses and installs are never checked or verified.

    Buy 1 copy of leopard and install it on as many computers as you want.
     
  9. FF_productions macrumors 68030

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    Give it to friends for a friendly sum of money.
     
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  11. FJ218700 macrumors 68000

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    buy the family pack and let 4 other family members install it for the bargain price of $100 each

    = new iPod touch with Leopard
     
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  13. cptpower macrumors regular

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    And then sit back and wait for one of Mr. Jobs' "Executive Customer Relations" goons to come by and beat you senseless with a sock full of pennies :D

    Seriously though; can this be done? Yeah. *Should* it be done? No.

    It violates the EULA, and the last thing we want is :apple: to get PO'ed and implement a (gasp) software activation scheme.
     
  14. FJ218700 macrumors 68000

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    In the long run, it's actually probably better for the company to not have an activation scheme. More Macs running OS X, more users, more exposure, more switchers. It cuts down on system corruption since people who are going to cheat anyway don't have to rely on torrents to get the system. Remember, unlike MS, Apple doesn't have to rely on software for revenue.
     
  15. jackc macrumors 65816

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    I don't know why everyone thinks a software activation scheme is such a big deal. You put in your serial number once and you're done.
     
  16. MikeBlade02 macrumors newbie

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    It's not a big deal just annoying and pointless. If someone wants a program for free "ANY PROGRAM" they can get it.... so their is no point to have an activation. in addition to that, if you have serial numbers now you have hackers, (S#=hacker=bad program=virus=unhappy customers) Also Apple knows most of its followers will purchase legit copies because they are extremely reasonable, unlike MS's prices. They may also want to support Apple, because they enjoy the fact that second place always tries harder, which in the end obviously makes them better. :cool:
     

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