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Posted 09 May 2012 - 02:51 PM

OK, looks like I can't avoid it anymore, I will have to upgrade to 10.7 before the end of June

I have lots of questions about it and how best to approach it for my setup - is that the sort of thing you can book time with a Genius at the Sydney store to go through?

Top of the list which people here might be able to help with, I have 3 computers (2 for work, one personal) - do I have to download through the app store on each one - so 3 times? I have no issue paying for 3 copies, but seems insane to have to download 3 times. Would buy the thumb drive option - but a $40+ premium for the flash drive is just a rort.
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Posted 09 May 2012 - 02:54 PM

This might help, it's what I did:

http://www.macworld...._installer.html
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Posted 09 May 2012 - 03:02 PM

View PostIslandhead, on 09 May 2012 - 03:54 PM, said:

This might help, it's what I did:



Thanks - will certainly try that when the time comes.

How does this sit in terms of legally installing on the other computers - can I buy and download on the first, and then just install that on the other 2? Does that work?
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Posted 09 May 2012 - 03:11 PM

I think that the single purchase allows you to install lion on all your personal authorized machines (I'm assuming that means all the ones linked to your apple id)

Your work machines may be a different matter, I'm not sure. You'd have to get that checked, don't want you breaking the law ;)
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Posted 09 May 2012 - 03:23 PM

Single purchase allows you to install on (I think) 5 machines in same household. I'm sure the app store will have info that tells you what you can legally do.
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Posted 09 May 2012 - 04:02 PM

I don't think there's a number limit. From memory, the wording was something along the lines of "all the Macs you own or administer." (I'm paraphrasing of course, best to check.)
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Posted 09 May 2012 - 07:05 PM

Apples legal requirements for lion on corporate or business macs, Is you need to buy a copy for each mac, but from what I understand if each Mac shares the same user account, you only need to buy one copy, and migrate it to all the others.
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Posted 09 May 2012 - 07:50 PM

Well, all 3 machines are currently on my Apple ID.

Thanks for the info everyone.
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Posted 09 May 2012 - 08:07 PM

Well if they are on your I.D, you should be totally safe.
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Posted 23 May 2012 - 05:06 PM

Well, a quiet time between jobs, so I am gearing up to upgrade tomorrow. Machine cleaned up, time machine backups up to date, cloning the HD tonight.

Way more nervous than any other OS updates I have done in the past, as I am not overly enamoured with some of the changes it is going to bring, but being forced into it really to keep some things operational post June 30.

Oh well, hopefully see you all on the other side!
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Posted 23 May 2012 - 05:39 PM

Its not that bad, some of the new features take a few days to get used to, but after that you will forgot there were not their in snow leopard.
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Posted 24 May 2012 - 03:57 PM

OK, I'm back, machine boots, and networking etc still seem to be working (so I can post this!)

Couple of small things broken I can live with (some video codecs, some graphics tools) - should all be fixed with updates etc, no biggie.

What is a problem? Moving things to iCloud seems to be stuffed - says it encountered an error and I can try again in half an hour. Great - the only reason I was going through all this pain in the first place, and its the one thing that seems to be borked. Will try again in half an hour I guess.

While I am at it - any Calendar users out there, how do I get the calendar on the iPad to start the week on a Monday like it does on my Mac? Driving me nuts since I moved the iPad to iOS5, every time I look at the my schedule on the iPad I panic thinking I am out by a day. Don't tell me to change the one on my Mac to start on Sunday so it matches the iPad - I want it to start on a Monday on both!
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Posted 24 May 2012 - 05:14 PM

iCloud has been pretty stable for me, but you know Apple and the cloud :)

You might need a third party calendar app to change to a Monday start of the week.
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Posted 24 May 2012 - 05:42 PM

Lumswell, I haven't done or tried it for a while but the old trick, was to go into settings ~ international and set it to the UK or Germany, which makes your calander to a Monday.
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Posted 24 May 2012 - 06:03 PM

Ken - your a legend, love it when stupid but simple obscure solutions fix things!

Just spent 25 minutes in an online chat session with mobile me support, to finish up with 'No idea, will have to refer this to one of our experts, they don't start until 8 tomorrow. Have I answered all your questions today?'

Umm, no.


So, still no iCloud thingy.
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Posted 24 May 2012 - 06:06 PM

Lol, well I am glad I was able to solve one of your gremlins, I will let you hang on the phone and listen to elevator music, while waiting for your iCloud problem to be solved.
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Posted 24 May 2012 - 08:07 PM

Well, looks like it might have just worked and moved me over to iCloud, now I just need to get used to all the other changes. Not to bad so far (I will get used to scrolling eventually :) ), will live with it on the laptop for a week or two to be sure things are working fine before I move the main edit suite and the home computer over as well.

I have a job coming up next week where I will have to edit in the field - so that will be a good stress test, will iron out any kinks over the weekend.

Thanks everyone for your input, much appreciated.
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Posted 24 May 2012 - 08:14 PM

Don't forget you can change the scrolling direction if it give you the &@&&$
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