interesting stuff indeed, my brother had a distinctly similar issue with one
of the earlier versions of windows, ---- though sinse Dolphin provided his
laptop originaly which subsequently blew up shortly after use, they were
kind enough to replace it.
I do approve of the system employed in Moti even if it isn't secure, sinse
it does mean i can have my copy of monti with all installed levels stil
available, even though the machine I bought it for is no longer around.
in the end I supioose your simply relying on a belief in the integrity of
your customers. I myself will freely pay, --- or in several cases donate,
to something if I think it is worthwhile. Certainly not everyone will do
this, but hopefully enouygh people will to make the software a viable
i will confess that I am far less! likely to pay for something if I believe
I am being asked to pay an unreasonable amount or indeed (as in the case of
windows), practically buy something twice. i will say though this is perhaps
where the independent software industry is far ahead of others, sinse indi
developers are more in touch with their customers have nothing approaching a
monopoly, so have to be more reasonable.
it almost reminds me of when i was in Egypt last year bargaining for things
in the street markit. People wanted to sell, I wanted to buy, so we worked
out an agreed price, --- with some help from our Egyption guide to see
things didn't get too out of hand. Many people on the tour said it was a
backwards practice, but it actually seemed in many ways more honest to me.
Btw, I will confess that is another thing that really doesn't incline me to
be fond of jaws, ---- the patyment system seems blatantly exploitive.
with hal, I was bought an initial license back in 2000 with my uni
grant, ---- though said initial license cost £600 at the time but is I
believe now going for £400, about 600 usd.
this license lets me install Hal on up to three machines, ---- with a new
key or machine available every six months (though sinse Dolphin know me
they're quite happy if my
computer goes down to give me a new key anyway).
sinse then, hal upgrades, ---- which come out roughly every 18 months, cost
around £120, --- about 180 usd, though I'm in no way beholden to buy said
new version upgrades unless I want to (I completely missed version 8 sinse
all it added was vista compatibility).
registrations are tracked online, so no need even to write in new keys
beyond adding my name in a form.
Beware the Grue!
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