Stupid question but from what my friend is telling me...

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Alag28, Nov 13, 2007.

  1. Alag28 macrumors 6502

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    leopard dosent come with any type of cd key or serial key...so i can just borrow any of my friends disk to install it on my macbook?
     
  2. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    There is nothing stopping you except whether you are honest or not. It is technically illegal so please don't but if you really want to you can pirate it that way.
     
  3. mac-convert macrumors 6502a

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    You could, but it would be illegal and dishonest at the least.

    Go buy one and help pay for the cost of development of this and the next version.
     
  4. Alag28 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    im def BUYING...i like to have hard copies just in case...but thanks for the quick answer
     
  5. dL. macrumors 6502

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    I thought there's an embedded serial key that gets sent to Apple as soon as Leopard is installed and you have Internet setup so this copy is dedicated to that computer only.

    dL
     
  6. DENZIE macrumors member

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    i'd have to imagine this number would be linked to the registration details that are sent to apple when starting the computer for the first time too. only a guess but it does say 'talking with apple' at the setup :)
     
  7. emptyCup macrumors 65816

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    It's telling Apple the stuff you told it to tell Apple. Like where to send you wonderful announcements and whether or not you're a switcher. Nothing forces you to register your software. Real thieves don't register anyway.
     
  8. kresh macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, ok... :cool:
     
  9. DENZIE macrumors member

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    haha, very true.
     
  10. Surely Guest

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    One way to legally save some $$$ on Leopard is if the people you live with (ie. family, roommates) also have Macs, and they also want Leopard, you can buy the Family Pack and split the cost. You can install the Family Pack on up to 5 computers.

    Here are the * rules:
    * The Family Pack Software License Agreement allows you to install and use one copy of the Apple software on up to a maximum of five (5) Apple-labeled computers at a time as long as those computers are located in the same household and used by persons who occupy that household. By “household” we mean a person or persons who share the same housing unit such as a home, apartment, mobile home, or condominium, including student members who are primary residents of that household but reside at a separate on-campus location. This license does not extend to business or commercial users.
     

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