You asked this question, and Fryke simply pointed out two reasons that directly answered this question... 1) it probably won't work, and 2) it's illegal. Problem?thewelshman said:Can anyone see a reason why I can't use the MacOSX 10.4 distributed DVDs from an eMac and install it on a Standlone G4?
I don't think the reduced-price upgrades are offered anymore, although I could be wrong. If I'm not wrong, then an upgrade purchase is the same as a full license purchase.However I can buy an Upgrade to a 10.4. from 10.3, as long as its original and no matter how much I paid for it thats legal.
"Single-user license" doesn't automatically mean that you can install the software on as many machines as you want as long as you're not using more than one copy at a time. This is application-dependent -- some companies allow you to install the software wherever as long as only one copy is in use concurrently, while others forbid you from installing the software on more than one machine concurrently. For example, Quark will let you install a copy of QuarkXPress on two machines, as long as only one copy is in use at a time -- useful for using Quark at home and at work, since it's highly improbably that you'll be using your at-work machine and your at-home machine at the same time.The licenses are "single user" much like a lot of software, meaning that you can have as many copies as you like providing you don't run more than one at a time, we use FlexLM to enforce that rule so making it useable only by one peson at a time.