In 2017, NI transitioned macOS and Linux software distribution to online downloads, making it faster and easier for macOS and Linux users to obtain their software. Now, in order to download macOS or Linux software, users will need to sign in to their ni.com account
associated with their active service program.
After downloading, you will not
receive a request for a serial number or activation code. Because a valid serial number has already been associated with your user account, NI has already verified access to software for macOS/Linux prior to downloading the software. Therefore, NI software does not need to verify a serial number or activate the software after installation on these Unix-based systems.
You will have full functionality
of LabVIEW or other NI software after installing on your macOS or Linux OS machine.