Burning a Back-up of OS X

Morbius

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Call me paranoid but I like to have a back-up of my software in case anything happens to the CD's (scratches etc) does anyone know if you will be able to clone the OSX install cd?
 

esc

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Scratched master discs are very rare as they are used so infrequently and modern cd mechanisms are very robust to scratches. I'm sure Apple would happily replace any defective media.

I once physically lost my Photoshop master. Adobe was able to recover my sales record and fed ex'ed a copy at no charge.

You are probably looking to copy for legit reasons, but I don't think you have to worry. What I do worry about are pirate copies. Apple is in serious financial shape and the number of OS X orders over the next 6 months is more important than the revenue stream brought in. The scale of the movement will impress (or not) developers, new buyers and ultimately wallstreet.
 

Morbius

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I agree. And I want to support Apple all the way. Like I said it's just paranoia. I mean common it's probably the greatest OS ever. :)
 

AdmiralAK

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He he ;-)
YOu are not paranoid my friend :)
Whenever I get a new (audio) CD I make MP3s out of it and then I store it away almost never to be seen again lol, and I listen to my music off my HD, thus 96% of my CDs are scratch free ;)

For OSs & software I dont worry because of what "esc" said :) Unfortunatelly if you buy your CDs from tower records and you lose your CD.. I dont think that they are going to give you a new ne for nothing lol ;)


Admiral
 

Binau

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I to Would like to Burn my copy of OSX. I have a Mac at work and Home. I dont want to carry the cd. I tried to copy it but it dont copy right. All the files are there but it has to be a Start-up disk. How do I burn it in the right format?
 

Binau

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OK, Wanna burn a "BACK-UP" of OS-X? Well, All you need is a PC! LOL! I know, how Ironic? All you need is a PC, a cd burner, and NERO burning rom! Just do a CD-COPY and turn off on the fly! Make sure you check the continiuing to copy box! PLEASE ADVISE, THIS IS INTENDED to back-up your precious OSX cd. NOT for anyone to pirate. Support APPLE and BUY the CD. If ya wanna bootleg a OS, go get WINDOWS!


-Chas
 

TommyWillB

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> Binau
> I to Would like to Burn my copy of OSX. I have a Mac at
> work and Home. I dont want to carry the cd. I tried to
> copy it but it dont copy right. All the files are there
> but it has to be a Start-up disk. How do I burn it in
> the right format?

Cut the "oh, this is a 'backup'" bull and just go BUY 2 legal copies!!!

Hell, have your damn company buy one...



[Edited by TommyWillB on 03-28-2001 at 10:29 PM]
 
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