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Old Jul 23rd, 2011, 08:59 AM   #11
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That wasn't the question however.
The OP wants to know if they can use the Lion that comes on a new Air to upgrade other existing machines - withOUT downloading the installer for $30

Haven't tried it obviously but I can't see the Air coming with a viable installer disk image on it, so I don't know how you would install its Lion to other machines.

At a guess, you still have to pay for the download to get the multi machine license.
Interesting wording from the OP. It seems like he was asking if Lion will come on the new Macbook Air. Anyways, it would not be logical to take his installation of Mac OS Lion and install it on other Macs he has... In this case, he will still need to buy Lion at least once then distribute via USB or CD/DVD.
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Old Jul 23rd, 2011, 09:59 AM   #12
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Due to the lack of a Mac OS 10.7 install DVD it now presents a problem when clearing your Mac prior to a sale, especially if you advertise that it has Lion on board, which I personally would prefer to offer since my new acquisition would now have Lion on board, and besides that I would still have the Time Machine back-up anyway ? Looks like Cupertino, similar to Houston (NASA), didn't sufficiently pursue all the "What Ifs ?"
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Due to the lack of a Mac OS 10.7 install DVD it now presents a problem when clearing your Mac prior to a sale, especially if you advertise that it has Lion on board, which I personally would prefer to offer since my new acquisition would now have Lion on board, and besides that I would still have the Time Machine back-up anyway ? Looks like Cupertino, similar to Houston (NASA), didn't sufficiently pursue all the "What Ifs ?"
First of all, you don't want Lion to be pre-installed on a Mac you sell because if you install Lion via the App Store, you're effectively giving the next person one of your 10 allowed DRM copies of Lion. (And in any case, if you'd like, install SL first and then Lion and then sell it.) Secondly, if the Mac didn't ship with Lion, you shouldn't advertise that it's sold with Lion unless you're throwing in the $69 Lion USB key sold by Apple come August.
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Old Jul 23rd, 2011, 10:05 AM   #14
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I know they qualify for the upgrade. The question was do they come with Lion installed?
'broad' already answered this. For the time being, only the new mini's and Airs will come with Lion pre-installed. All other units with SL will qualify for Lion via the up-to-date program.
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First of all, you don't want Lion to be pre-installed on a Mac you sell because if you install Lion via the App Store, you're effectively giving the next person one of your 10 allowed DRM copies of Lion. (And in any case, if you'd like, install SL first and then Lion and then sell it.) Secondly, if the Mac didn't ship with Lion, you shouldn't advertise that it's sold with Lion unless you're throwing in the $69 Lion USB key sold by Apple come August.
Lion does not have DRM. The only part that has DRM is the installer that downloads. If you open the package and burn the InstallESD image to a DVD, that is a bootable installer that has no DRM whatsoever.

However, if you sell that Mac, you can't really sell the Lion license - as I don't believe Mac app store purchases are transferrable (a disadvantage over boxed software). However, I don't think anyone will complain if you just bought a new Mac that comes with Lion anyway.
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Lion does not have DRM. The only part that has DRM is the installer that downloads. If you open the package and burn the InstallESD image to a DVD, that is a bootable installer that has no DRM whatsoever.

However, if you sell that Mac, you can't really sell the Lion license - as I don't believe Mac app store purchases are transferrable (a disadvantage over boxed software). However, I don't think anyone will complain if you just bought a new Mac that comes with Lion anyway.
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