Question about Leopard with MBP

thadoggfather

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got a 2.2ghz matte MBP for $1699 today through my University's computer store ($1799 with edu discount and took another $100 off for a limited time, as incentive to buy it from them) just went online, entered serial # and getting Leopard whenever it arrives. Will I be able to load the disks they gave me on all my macs (black macbook I Had previously - got it two months ago but i wanted a mbp so i'm giving the black macbook to my dad, iMac for mom, macbook white cd for brother) or just mine? Anyone have any clue?

If I can't load it on all computers, i'll probably just get it through my school's store for $69 and load it up from there.

this is my third mac laptop. i had a 1.83 cd mb and it died out of waranty (drive and optical drive), got black macbook 2.16 c2d two months ago but i wanted a bigger one so i got mbp today!
 

TheStu

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Veritas has it. It is against the EULA to install Leopard on more than one machine, with the exception of the Family Pack which may or may not come with more than 1 copy of the disk (I would assume that it would come with 5 copies... but am not positive)
 

thadoggfather

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so it's against EULA, but is there anything preventing you from doing it, in theory?

I will more than likely buy a 5 license, but I got my own copy of Leopard come since I just got this laptop. I don't have much of a problem paying for a good OS.
 

TheStu

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so it's against EULA, but is there anything preventing you from doing it, in theory?

I will more than likely buy a 5 license, but I got my own copy of Leopard come since I just got this laptop. I don't have much of a problem paying for a good OS.
No, there is nothing preventing you other than your sense of decency, truth, justice and the American Way!
 

thadoggfather

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What I mean to ask if I can use the Leopard disk that I ordered for $9.99 for getting MBP on all my macs (if I so desired)?
 

TheStu

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What I mean to ask if I can use the Leopard disk that I ordered for $9.99 for getting MBP on all my macs (if I so desired)?
I just told you that nothing is physically keeping you from doing it, but it is quite possibly illegal, or at least definitely in violation of the EULA from Apple.
 

thadoggfather

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when I get the disk I paid $10 for, I can do a clean install on my MBP right (and not an upgrade?) I only ask because with my experience from windows computers, upgrading is more problematic (and sacrifices performance) over just doing a fresh install.
 

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