APLawrence.com -  Resources for Unix and Linux Systems, Bloggers and the self-employed

Mac OS X install disks from Ebay


© December 2005 Tony Lawrence

I noticed a thread over at https://discussions.info.apple.com concerning someone who had bought Tiger install discs on Ebay. I won't bother to give the link because Apple unfortunately deletes older items there, so it could be gone by the time you read this. It makes an important point though: Don't buy OS disks from Ebay.

The problem isn't necessarily counterfeiting, though that can be a problem. More often is that someone is selling a set that originally came with a specific Apple model. You will not be able to install using those disks if you have a different model. You need the "full retail" version for generic installation.

The person selling may be acting in good faith, but that doesn't mean that you'll get what you want. Look carefully before spending money.


Got something to add? Send me email.





(OLDER)    <- More Stuff -> (NEWER)    (NEWEST)   

Printer Friendly Version

->
-> Mac OS X install disks from Ebay


Inexpensive and informative Apple related e-books:

Sierra: A Take Control Crash Course

Take Control of Pages

Take Control of Automating Your Mac

Take Control of Numbers

Take Control of Parallels Desktop 12




More Articles by © Tony Lawrence




Printer Friendly Version

Have you tried Searching this site?

This is a Unix/Linux resource website. It contains technical articles about Unix, Linux and general computing related subjects, opinion, news, help files, how-to's, tutorials and more.

Contact us


Printer Friendly Version





I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented (R. Buckminster Fuller)




Linux posts

Troubleshooting posts


This post tagged:



Unix/Linux Consultants

Skills Tests

Unix/Linux Book Reviews

My Unix/Linux Troubleshooting Book

This site runs on Linode





SCO Unix Sales, Support, & Service

Phone:  707-SCO-UNIX (707-726-8649Toll Free: 833-SCO-UNIX (833-726-8649)
www.SCOsales.com