Hello, I'm new to this forum.
My goal here is to have two different Photoshop 11.0.2 installations on two different boot volumes of one and the same Power Mac (PPC) G5 Quad, one being a Tiger 10.4.11 system and the other one a Leopard 10.5.8 system, for the purpose of installing two different modalities of the same Epson Photo Stylus 2200 printer, one with the printer set to use the photo black ink cartridge for luster and glossy papers, and the other one using the matte blank ink.
This is because I prefer to simply change the startup disk when switching inks rather than having to delete and re-add the necessary printers. (This particular printer does not support ink cartridge switching under any version of Mac OS X.)
Photoshop is currently only used on this one machine. Obviously this intended scheme fits well within the EULA conditions.
My three questions are:
(a) whether there is any technical issue I have failed to consider,
(b) whether each copy of Photoshop on the same machine will have to be activated separately (in other words, is the activation tied to the CPU or to the boot volume drive?), and
(c) if the answer to the latter question is yes, whether this will count as one or two activations for purposes of later installing a single instance of the Photoshop 13.x ("CS6") upgrade on an Intel- MacBook, since obviously C6 will not run on my PPC Mac. Again in sum, will I be able to continue to run Photoshop 11.0.2 on two different volumes of the same PPC machine and the Photoshop 13.x upgrade on the laptop?
As further explanation, I would use Photoshop 13.x on the Mac-Intel laptop only in order to run ACR 7.x, but would keep my PPC G5 Quad as my photo editing and printing machine running Photoshop 11.0.2, since an upgrade of my desktop machine to a comparably powerful Mac Pro is simply not an option for both financial and technical reasons (the Classic environment is essential).
Any and all input and guidance will be appreciated.
Message was edited by: station_one
Installation on two different boot volumes will result in two different activations. Hence you will have used all your activations. Now when you upgrade from Photoshop 11 to Photoshop 13 you technically have lost your license to Photoshop 11. However, you are probably within the spirit of the licensing to keep using your older Photohop as long as you do not run Photoshop 11 and 13 simultaneously. Now when talking about activations I don't think Adobe's server will detect your activation of two Photoshop 11 activatations and 1 Photoshop 13 activation as a violation. Is it technically a violation, that is something I'd leave Adobe to answer.
Thank you for the lightning-fast response—and on a Sunday morning too!
…Is it technically a violation, that is something I'd leave Adobe to answer.
From my previous visits to other forums as a lurker, I was under the firm impression you were in fact an Adobe employee, Mr. Kazlow. I hope that is still the case and you are only referencing your participation in these user-to-user forums as a volunteer, not as an official representative of the corporation.
It may not exactly be in the spirit of Adobe's EULA, but I doubt they would want to piss of a customer that loyally and legally buys their upgrades by revoking his activations... Additionally, depending on the laws of your country, parts of it may be nil and void, anyway. Software EULAs are highly idealized and very theoretical and unless they go to court, there is no definitive answer. Even then it depends on whether any judge and jury choose to treat it as intellectual property or simple trading goods and all the shades inbetween...
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