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I have a license for Matlab running on windows can I use the same license for matlab on a linux computer?

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Richard  Lamb
Richard Lamb on 16 Aug 2016
Answered: Andreas Goser on 17 Aug 2016
I currently have Matlab installed on only one computer. The second computer would be a laptop for use only by me.

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Ammar Dodin
Ammar Dodin on 16 Aug 2016
Assuming this is a home license, You can install it on two machines that you own or lease, but you will only be able to run it on one of those machines at a time.

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 16 Aug 2016
This is incorrect information. The Home license only permits installation on one system at a time, in every version of the license agreement that I have checked. I quote the R2016a agreement at https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/answers/158611-matlab-home-license-on-multiple-computers#answer_231927

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 16 Aug 2016
Your MATLAB license is not operating system specific. It is, however, restricted in the number of different physical systems you can install it on and operate it on simultaneously. For the Student Version license and the Home license the restriction is to one physical system installed or operated on at a time. A "Standard" (Commercial / Professional) license allows more simultaneous systems.
For example if you were to switch to running Linux with a Virtual Machine running MS Windows on the same system, then that would be the same system and the license would permit you to to run on either or both as desired, even with a Student version or Home license. However, whether you are permitted to install on multiple physical systems depends upon your license type.

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Andreas Goser
Andreas Goser on 17 Aug 2016
Richard appears to work for a larger commercial customer of MathWorks and has likely multiple options to achieve his goal. I will send him a note.

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