os x system requirements

mrsmileyns
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This is really two questions but here goes:  First - how do you think OS 10.2.2 then upgraded to 10.2.8 would run on a Power Mac G3 with 256b megs of ram?  I believe it meets the requirements but I wanted to know of any actual experience with that.

Second - this may show my ignorance but here goes - I have a 10.2.2 CD - it was purchased - I have installed it on a machine and upgraded to 10.2.8 - works fine.  I have about 6 other machines running 9.2.2 - If I want to upgrade do I need to or should I purchase additional copies?  Will it work if I don't?  I realize there may be a legality and ethical issue here...but in all honesty I really don't know.
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Apple will sell you a "Family License" that lets you install on 5 machines in your home.
However, if you have 6 or 8 machines at a business, they want you to pony up the cash
for additional licenses.  If you are an educational institution, licensing is different.

That said, you don't NEED to purchase the licenses in order for OS X to function on the
machines.  (Apple doesn't employ some dodgy activation scheme or license server.)
So you can try to upgrade the machines to see if they are sufficiently fast / well equipped
to do your job.  If it works out, you SHOULD buy the licenses.



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thank you for the input - that is a good strategy - i appreciate it

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