what tiger to buy

Discussion in 'macOS' started by theposse, Dec 28, 2005.

  1. theposse macrumors regular

    Mar 31, 2004
    i've recently had a nightmare with my mac g4 and have erased my old 10.3-9 and want to get tiger but i want to start from scratch which DVD do i need to buy as there is loads out there on ebay and that.
    Some of them only work if you have 10.3 which i don`t have as my mac came with 10.2
    Any help would be greatly appreciated thanks
    the posse
  2. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

    May 2, 2005
    You'll just want the standard 10.4 install DVD. That's what installs tiger...
    Or am I not getting the question? :confused:
  3. ibook30 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 4, 2005
    2,000 light years from home
    I think you're on track, keep it simple and get 10.4 from an apple store or apple.com. As long as your machine meets the specs, you'll be good !

    As far as ebay: I 'd love to hear more experienced folks discuss buying software on ebay. Here's what I fear (is it rational?) guy installs Tiger on his machine, then sells the discs on ebay. If I buy them and the software is already registered,,,, isn't that piracy ?
  4. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus


    Mar 10, 2004
    Bergen, Norway
    Those are most likely upgrade discs (like the ones Apple send out to those who got a Mac with Panther just around the time Tiger was released). Stay clear of those, they are not legal to sell or to use for anything other then the above mentioned purpose...
  5. emw macrumors G4


    Aug 2, 2004
    So how did you get 10.3.9 to erase if you don't have 10.3? ;)

    You'll be fine buying the install DVD. The only "upgrade" DVDs, I believe, are the ones Mitthrawnuruodo mentioned.
  6. strider42 macrumors 65816


    Feb 1, 2002
    It is piracy....by the person who sells the disk. You have the right to sell software, but in doing so, you are actually selling the license. If you sell that license, you aren't legally entitled to keep that software on your computer. So as far as purchasing, so long as its a legit disk and not a copy, you are not piracting anything.

    The exception here is OEM disks. If a disc shipped with a computer, its often licensed only for that particular computer. The seller doesn't have the right to sell that license in many cases.

    A bigger problem than that is often that selling OEM OS disks as retail disks means some poor user gets a disk that doesn't fully support their machine. Always make sure you buy retail disks if you buy of ebay.
  7. theposse thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 31, 2004
    thanks for the advice

    thanks for all the advice i'll get my tiger 10.4 from an apple outlet and pay the extra buck.
    As for erasing 10.3.9 that was upgrades i got from the internet.I bought my computer 3 yrs ago and it only came with 10.2
    Thanks again and have a happy new year
  8. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level

    nightmares about computers??? haven't hit that point yet lol. maybe it's because i don't sleep enough these days. you will enjoy tiger though
  9. baummer macrumors 6502a

    Jan 18, 2005
    Southern California
    You actually don't have the right to sell the software. After purchasing, your rights are to install the OS on ONE system. You don't have the right to sell or transfer licenses, because in that case you are violating the EULA.
  10. mdavey macrumors 6502a


    Nov 1, 2005
    Not true, on at least two counts:

    * Firstly, in many countries your right to transfer[1] to another person Products that you have purchased is protected by law, irrespective of the wording of any EULA. "Products" are any goods or services, including a license to use.

    * Secondly, specifically for Apple software and unless the product is marked "not for resale" (perhaps because it was a promotional, evaluation, demonstration or testing version), the license agreement specifically permits a one-time permanent transfer of license rights providing that certain conditions are met.

    [1] sell or give
  11. jaw04005 macrumors 601


    Aug 19, 2003
    EULAs vary by different software. There is not a standard EULA as you imply. :rolleyes: Most EULAs allow you sell the software as long as it's not Academic or OEM, and you include the license. Otherwise, you're just selling a media kit.

    By wary on eBay for sellers that sell Academic versions of software that may not be forthcoming. Only students, faculty and teachers of academic institutions are allowed to purchase Academic software.

    Many software companies such as Adobe and Microsoft label software on the box, license and media as ACADEMIC. However, Apple ships the same license, box and media to students and teachers who purchase Mac OS X from their Apple Store for Education as they do their retail customers who purchase Mac OS X from the Apple Store Online.

    By the way, EULAs are not legally enforceable in the United States because customers are not privy to the EULA before purchasing the software and are not allowed to return the software to their respective retail store because of piracy laws.

    Many software companies include unusual or radical wording in the EULA that prevent you from doing certain things that may violate your rights.

    For example, in ACDSee 7 the EULA states that you can not use the software to look at pornographic images. :rolleyes:
  12. sgmorr macrumors member

    Nov 13, 2005
    DFW area Texas
    I'm just curious about this one. If your Mac only came with 10.2, you could not have gotten to 10.3 with upgrades over the internet. You would have had to have used a Panther disc of some sort.
  13. MacFan25863 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 20, 2004

    Unless his computer was showered by a TORRENTial rain of BITs.

    If you catch my drift ;)

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