yoyo52<br><br><blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>What really irritates me is the assumption that somehow I've done something illegal. I hven't. I'm downright scrupulous about not doing the illegal bit<p><hr></blockquote><p>That is precisely
my point in my reply. I was speculating on circumstances and trying to suggest the simplest means possible. For one thing I assumed
they are newer Macs.<br><br>All Macs shipping in 11/99 or later were licensed for OS 9. Some shipped with 8.6. A free OS 9 CD (license) was available with no shipping charge.<br><br>Such Macs include the first slot-loading iMacs, the G4 tower, and some late shipping G3 B&W 400 or 450 towers. For Macs in this class the license provides for backup. That can be CD media, DAT Tape, Zips, or all of the foregoing. The license is always and has always been restricted to one Mac and it has always permitted "backup."<br><br>Don't have an original 9.x CD? Buy the cheapest one you can find to make the sales manager happy. It will be meaningless and have no value, but if it makes her happy then take that route. I don't care if you use it for a slot-loading iMac DV and the CD says it's for TiBook. OS 9.21 Update CD on eBay? Gofer it.<br><br>But you have a problem if the Macs are older, i.e., Rev. A-D iMacs, beige G3 desktops or towers, most B&W towers, or earlier Power Macs. You then need a commercial Apple Mac OS 9.x CD or equivalent proof of a license, i.e., a sales receipt. Then that Windoze sales manager is correct and likely enforces the same requirements for each Wintel box.<br><br>Do people violate these licenses? Of course they do. Most don't care. Some who know better do it because the Mac OS is so easy to copy, but the Windoze users pirate the heck out of Mr. Bill's OS, hauling CDs home from work. They "explain" that they work at home on their PC. Some even claim their license at work permits this. Never disagree with such people on a forum. They're badly informed and will only get upset.
<br><br>Good luck.<br><P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by 128K_Mac on 12/13/01 11:12 PM (server time).</EM></FONT></P>