So I Cant Install 10.5 On Both Macs??

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  1. iPhoneHome macrumors 6502

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    I am going to be purchasing 10.5 with my iphone credit, and i was wondering if it is possible to install it on two machines without buying the family pack?? I am going to out it on my new iMac, and my old G5.
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    You're going to need to get the Family Pack or you break the terms of the single license EULA.
     
  3. psychofreak Retired

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  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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  5. italiano40 macrumors 65816

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    U have to buy the family sorry dude or install it on ur hard drive and then make a clone of that hard drive and just copy it to the other mac
     
  6. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    that's not making it legal
     
  7. Peace macrumors P6

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    This is quickly becoming discussion of the day candidate material :D


    One DVD=One Computer
    Family Plan=One DVD=5 Computers in your home.
     
  8. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    yeah it seems to be everywhere, in some form or another
     
  9. iPhoneHome thread starter macrumors 6502

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    This sucks... i'm getting the education discount...but i can't see myself buying two copies of this. Apple has taken so much of my money it is crazy...

    2007
    iphone - $600
    iphone accesories - at least $200
    ipod shuffle - $79
    20" 2.4 GHz iMac Alum - $1,400
    Elgato EyeTV - $150
    Tiger 10.4 - $79
    iPod Nano - $200
    MacBook Pro (SOLD) - $2,300

    i'm not even going to include AppleCare because I cant remember the prices. My dorm room is dedicated to Apple, but I really don't want to spend anymore money

    Pre-2007
    Old G5 - $2,500
    iPod Video = $350
    Original 20" Cinema Display - $1,200

    Lifetime Apple Expenditures = $9058

    PS, I'm only a college student....
     
  10. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Maybe you should really take a break from buying computer products.... :eek: What are you doing with all this stuff? It sounds very excessive for one student.
     
  11. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I'm a hardware enthusiast and I agree. :eek:
     
  12. iPhoneHome thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i own a couple of small businesses, including a recording studio, so money really isnt a issue. i just feel cheated that we have to buy multiple installers. I dont need 5 copies, because I only own 2 macs and every other mac after 10/26 will already come with 10.5 pre-installed so whats the point of dropping $200 for the family pack? btw, do u recieve 5 separate installation disc??
     
  13. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    It's more then likely one install disc with a different EULA.
     
  14. Veritas&Equitas macrumors 68000

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    I'd bet that much of it has come as a result of the increase in price of Leopard and P2P-loving college students.
     
  15. sblasl macrumors 6502a

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    Another member of the entitlement generation.
     
  16. vansouza macrumors 68000

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    Agreed

    Agree totally!
     
  17. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    i've bought my fair share of Apple products as well.....and i don't own any businesses for my excuse :eek:
     
  18. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    So money is an issue, or money is not an issue? I'm confused here.
     
  19. Cloudsurfer macrumors 65816

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    I think the term family pack is wrong. If you have a desktop and notebook, you'll still need the family pack, although you're the only one that uses them.

    I think the EULA needs to be changed in that respect. One license per PERSON, not machine.
     
  20. colocolo macrumors 6502

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    If you were willing to drop $79 this year for Tiger, I don't see what's the issue in spending an extra $70 for Leopard! (student discount not taken into account).

    Besides, why do you need to upgrade all your machines to Leopard for? Tiger will still be fully functional after 10.5's release.
     
  21. gotzero macrumors 68040

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    it think the EULA for a single copy should allow installation on one desktop and one laptop, which is not an exotic concept.

    Either way, a family pack is cheaper than two single copies... When I choose tp switch over, i am going to happily purchase the family copy for our 3 macs.
     
  22. Genghis Khan macrumors 65816

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    that'd be awesome...then i'd be legally owning leopard:p


    and i'm just adding up my lifetime apple expenditure

    just under AU$5,400...and i'm a student as well


    i should explain to all the grumpy adults who think they've proved that college/uni kids are not poor...that i've had to save for these things over the last 2-3 years...apart from this i've bought uni stuff, clothes, food and a night out once a fortnight/month.........at any time, money is stretched

    but anyway...yes you can physicsally install Leopard on any number of computers you want...although you become more of a criminal each time
     
  23. Trepex macrumors 6502a

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    Really? I didn't think this applied to operating systems in most cases. I know for application licenses this is sometimes the case, but I've never seen where a single license for an OS can be used on a lappy and a desktop.
     
  24. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    So you've spent over $9000 on hardware yet you won't buy a $199 copy of Leopard that's perfectly suited to your needs? Give me a break. :rolleyes: If you can't afford it, you can't have it.
     
  25. thefunkymunky macrumors 65816

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    Jeez man. No-one is forcing you buy anything? It's all down to you. Apple hasn't taken any money from you. YOU have given them your money. You have spent all that money yet your complaining about $199? :confused:
     

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