Will I need to buy Lion thrice?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by mkrndll, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. mkrndll macrumors member

    May 3, 2011
    Hi there :),

    I have a question about the Lion license that will be available for purchase in July.

    At home, we have three computers with OSX. Two of them are running Snow Leopard and a third one, Tiger. One of them belongs to my wife and the other two are mine.

    My question is: How many licenses will I have to buy? (At the keynote I heard that one copy per user should be enough, but I'm not sure what that means).

    Also, Will I be able to upgrade from Tiger to Lion or would I have to buy Snow Leopard too?

    Thanks for your help!
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    If you sign into the App store on all three with the same account, you will be able to download it on all three. However, as of right now, there is no direct upgrade path from Tiger or Leopard to Lion.
  3. mkrndll thread starter macrumors member

    May 3, 2011
  4. Orlandoech macrumors 68040


    Jun 2, 2011
    Salt Lake City, UT
    I was curious about this too, thanks for the replies.
  5. iMacDragon macrumors 65816


    Oct 18, 2008
    Offically you'd probably have to get snow leopard too, but it should be possible to burn the actual installer dmg to dvd hopefully, and bypass that.
  6. Takuro macrumors 6502


    Jun 15, 2009
    Assuming Apple downloads Lion as a .dmg file, you should be able to directly burn it to a disk from Disk Utility.

    Or, if you want to save on discs and install even faster, take an external hard drive, create a free partition, and make disc utility clone the dmg image to that partition. Reboot your Mac, hold down a few buttons to select the start up drive, select the any bootable drive that has the name "Install" in it, and you'll be setting up Lion in seconds.

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