Updating pirated final cut x
It also accepts that it’s easy to pirate its software — but it would rather trust you not to than implement some cumbersome anti-piracy feature.
When you buy a piece of software from Microsoft — and indeed most other companies — it comes with a serial number that you need to enter during the installation process to activate the app.
Since the apps use the same identifier whether activated or not, the App Store has no way to determine if the trial has been activated.
Update: Aperture users are reporting that the trial version of that app also allows a full upgrade for free.
Other colleagues assured me that 10.11.6 (the last version of El Capitan) was safe so I went to look for the download. And after 3 calls to Apple and escalation to the next level of tech support, I found out that once Apple releases an OS update (in this case Sierra 10.12), earlier versions are no longer available.
The midi controller I use with some nifty software to create a poor person’s Resolve controller isn’t compatible with Sierra.
I just want to install El Capitan so I can first review and then use FCP X 10.3. After three glasses of seltzer, I finally had the courage to send the following email to Tim Cook.
When the Cupertino company pushed out its latest OS X apps following the i Pad event earlier this week, anyone who had already installed the apps on their Mac was entitled to the latest version for free — even if the were using trial software, or they had downloaded the apps illegally.
Apple knows this, and it says it wasn’t just a bug.