[P1] Hand-me-down OS Upgrades

Thomas D. Kearns thomas.d.kearns at verizon.net
Thu May 13 19:08:18 PDT 2004

On Thursday, May 13, 2004, at 03:29 AM, Tom Burke wrote:
> But is it? New releases of Mac OS are not sold as Upgrades - you buy a 
> complete installation version, and a complete license. So if they buy 
> a copy of Panther for Joy's husband, he's properly licensed with that.
> What law is broken if his copy of Jaguar, now no longer in use, is 
> installed on Joy's machine? They have two fully-licensed versions of 
> the OS on two computers. Actually, they have *three* fully licensed 
> versions; 10.1.5, 10.2, and 10.3, of which they are only using two.
> It would be different if Jaguar or Panther had been available as 
> upgrades; in that case I'm assuming that the terms of the license 
> would require the continued use of the earlier version. But that's not 
> how they were sold.

I was responding to Brian's suggestion that Joy buy one copy and load 
on 2 machines.  Joy's idea was fine.

>> That's not quite a "not supposed to do" kinda thing.  It's a federal
>> crime.
>> Tom
>> On Wednesday, May 12, 2004, at 02:15 PM, Brian wrote:
>>> You aren't supposed to do it, but you can buy 1 copy and put it on
>>> both machines.
>>> I won't tell.
>>> BG
>>> On May 12, 2004, at 8:57 AM, Joy Freeman wrote:
>>>> So, could we buy Panther for him, upgrade his system, and then use
>>>> his original install disks to install 10.2.8 on my machine? Any
>>>> reasons not to do this?
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> Joy
> Tom Burke

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