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Feb 14, 2000, 02:05 PM
 
I have a Powermac G4 and a few older Macs at home. Can I safely install the Mac OS 8.6 from the G4 CD onto the older Macs?
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Feb 14, 2000, 06:20 PM
 
It is probably safe, but technically illegal since the OS liscence allows installation and use on only one system at a time.
     
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Feb 14, 2000, 07:03 PM
 
OK, so where can I get a copy of 8.6 that I may legally install? :-)
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Feb 14, 2000, 07:39 PM
 
um, er... ah... MacOS 8.6_update_is freely available, you install it onto MacOS 8.5 (and possibly earlier MacOS 8's, i can't remember)
Apple has it posted here: http://asu.info.apple.com/swupdates....6?OpenDocument

if you have a MacOS CD with 8.6 on it, all the better... go ahead and use it on_YOUR_ Macs and tell InterPol when they beat your door down that they can come and torture me for telling you to do this...
     
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Feb 15, 2000, 11:46 AM
 
I checked...the 8.6 update is for 8.5 users only.

Thanks all for your help!
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