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  • Also confirmed: Installing Snow Leopard upgrade disc on Tiger is illegal


    The language of the EULA is pretty clear (h/t Joe Kissell):
    "If you have purchased an Upgrade for Mac OS X Leopard license, then subject to the terms and conditions of this License, you are granted a limited non-exclusive license to install, use and run one (1) copy of the Apple Software on a single Apple- branded computer as long as that computer has a properly licensed copy of Mac OS X Leopard already installed on it."
    Anyway, they do throw everything but the kitchen sink on there for $149.99:
    • Mac OS X 10.6
    • iPhoto '09
    • iMovie '09
    • GarageBand '09
    • iWeb '09
    • iDVD
    • Pages '09
    • Numbers '09
    • Keynote '09

    Use your judgment...
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Also confirmed: Installing Snow Leopard upgrade disc on Tiger is illegal started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 41 Comments
    1. cheekydevil1234's Avatar
      cheekydevil1234 -
      Well im going to upgrade from windows 3.11 on my Amiga 500. I know Apple are already tracking my I.P address
    1. mikerlx's Avatar
      mikerlx -
      I thought ibooks and powerbooks can run snow leopard?
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      sn0w kitty?
    1. cheekydevil1234's Avatar
      cheekydevil1234 -
      Quote Originally Posted by mikerlx View Post
      I thought ibooks and powerbooks can run snow leopard?
      Intel only im sorry
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      yea, sorry no can play
    1. newbix's Avatar
      newbix -
      so it is upgrade only though? i can't just do a clean install of snow leopard?
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      That's a good question, I would think you could.
    1. eg6motion's Avatar
      eg6motion -
      <-- waits for "Liger" edition that will allow straight upgrade
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      "Liger"... it's like the coolest animal EVER! Gaah!.... oh and I worked really hard on the shading on your upper lip
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      How will Apple know if you upgrade from Tiger??
      Apple can kiss my a**
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      They won't. Honor system.
    1. riku98523's Avatar
      riku98523 -
      Again with apples BS Closed OS. Apple is like a communist government system. Everyone uses Apples stuff everyone uses the same Hardware. Come on Apple let me buy and install OSX legally on my Desktop.
    1. soulthoughts's Avatar
      soulthoughts -
      I'm going to install it on my Dell hackint0sh and sync my Tmobile iPhone to it.
    1. mdc929's Avatar
      mdc929 -
      i cant remember running tiger lol its been sooooo long
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Tiger? Don't remember
    1. mgebara's Avatar
      mgebara -
      Honestly what gives Apple the right to call something illegal? Legality implies that there is a law in place. Governments make laws, not Apple. Last I checked Apple was in the IT industry, not running the country. This BS is just propaganda to scare the people with no backbone at all.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      They grant licenses to their software and that can be conditional
    1. GHOSTYAIRO's Avatar
      GHOSTYAIRO -
      I also heard that it's illegal if you update straight from windows 3.1
    1. one1's Avatar
      one1 -
      I'm going to downgrade to classic 9, boot in windows XP, then plug the snow leopard USB stick in.
    1. RaginAsian55's Avatar
      RaginAsian55 -
      I'm looking for some help...

      I downloaded a file copy of Snow Leopard but when I open the .dmg file and click on "Install Mac OS X" it tells me to open Disk Utility and burn the disk image. When I open Disk Utility, the DVD-R I put in doesn't have enough space for the whole file.... any suggestions?

      Thanks in advance!