Apple's Jaguar to have family licensing plan

— 5:53 PM on August 15, 2002

Amid complaints that Apple's "Jaguar" OS X update is too expensive for current OS X users, Apple is set to introduce a family license next week. As C|Net reports, consumers will be able to install the new OS on up to five different machines within a household.

The family license program, to some degree, depends on the honor system. Although legally Mac owners are required to purchase a copy of the operating system for each Mac they own, Apple, unlike Microsoft, does not put technical barriers in place to prevent people from installing software on more than one machine.
I can't help but applaud Apple for doing The Right Thing for households with multiple machines. This might even convince some hybrid PC/Mac households to switch over to Apple entirely.
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