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New poll: Mac App Store and software purchases
Authored by: docbop on Jun 03, '12 07:25:22AM

I have doing everything I can to move away from Apple's stores. As a developer I have multiple computers and my MacPro has six installs of OS X, but Apple doesn't get it and just getting FREE XCode I get hosed trying to install on my other installs or needing to reinstall get blocked saying you have that already. i contact Apple support and they don't seem to know what a developer is and multiple installs and just you got it go away. This is free software I hate to think what happens to people with paid software.

I won't get into all the BS with iTune and constant changing of conditions. So I avoid Apple stores as much as possible.



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New poll: Mac App Store and software purchases
Authored by: macslut on Jun 03, '12 01:08:16PM

There's not enough info in your comment to know for sure if this is the issue but this may help...

The App Store checks everywhere to see if you already have an app. So if you have a Mac with the app already on it, regardless of where it is, including other volumes, you'll get the message that the app is already installed. You can appreciate their thinking on this, that is, people will move apps around, and Apple doesn't want to re-install apps, or tell people the app isn't there, just because the person moved it.

So boot on whatever volume you want to install apps on, and then unmount the other volumes before going to the App Store.



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New poll: Mac App Store and software purchases
Authored by: herbert68 on Jun 04, '12 08:19:07AM

I don't think your suggestion to "boot on whatever volume you want to install apps on, and then unmount the other volumes before going to the App Store" is realistic to the comment above. Would YOU really boot six times to simply update all your Apps from the App Store?



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