Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Thankful, Nov 26, 2010.
If I purchase a Pro license is it a lifetime one or not...say, if I have a Pro license for ver2.70 and there is an update ver2.71 will the license stil be vaid /can be used for the update?...Still using the freeware version for IE/FF here. Just asking.
Yes the license is lifetime for Pro and Premium version
license is lifetime but updates are for 1 year.
License is lifetme for updates too
from their FAQ:
If one buys something, common sense tells that one legally owns that thing and can use it as long as one wants to.
One owns that thing lifetime and can use it lifetime, so there is no question about that.
However, it is the updates that matters. After one year one has to fork out more money to use the updated software.
This is the biggest ripoff in the software industry.
Ripoff? Who shall pay for yearly development?
If your cool with the version you bought including that years updates - you dont have to pay anymore. You can also choose to pay that year when you consider the updates more significant, thus lowering your yearly costs.
Ripoff? Who works for free - do you?
I see you own RoboForm PRO. I do too, and 2 licenses. I am been using them for them for last 10 years or so, with continuous upgrades throughout this period.
Now, they are coming out with version 7 and it is still in beta state. Lots of improvements and it requires new license. Still in beta, but I went ahead and bought 2 new licenses for this new version, and hope this will continue for another 10 or so years.
And then the following crappy language, trying to cheat their own customers.
i don't think the makers of Keyscrambler are trying to cheat their customers.
the infos about the pricing structures is readily available to read in their FAQ section.
there's nothing wrong with paying for upgrades and it's pretty much standard in the software world.
you can still play around in Photoshop 6 if you want to but you'll have to pay if you want the latest version.
these things take money to develop, you know?
Yes, it takes money to develop and money comes from cost/benefit analysis. A major upgrade for money every few years is reasonable. But minor upgrades and yearly.
I usually shy away from these kinds of deals.
King of Rapture
i usually do as well.
i bought it (Keyscrambler) to test my newly re-issued credit card.
they offer you a refund up to 60 days after buying it if you should decide it's not for you.
their FAQ says "up to a year of free upgrades".
i find this language to be nebulous.
does that include all versions of the 2.x until 3.0 comes out, even if it takes more than a year for the next major upgrade?
i think they should have spelled it out more clearly...
Got a pro license today and yes updates to one year only. After that no more updates. You'd be stuck with it or if you want to upgrade after a year you'd have to buy another license.
come on folks!
they offer a free version that should be good enough for most people.
Lifetime shouldn't be one year
on their front page it says:
then on their FAQ:
the software is yours for life but you pay for yearly upgrades.
what i have a problem with is the confusing and contradicting language they use.
I cant believe the amount of free loaders that are out there, AV's offer a program which you can keep but you have to pay for further udates after a year, howmany of you clowns work for nothing not one I bet.
I am not sure if you use Windows XP or not?
It has been more than 10 years since Windows XP was released.
You probably paid $20 for it as it came with your computer.
Since then Windows XP has been upgraded to SP1, SP2 and SP3. You were provided all these upgrades free during these 10 years, without any yearly payments to Microsoft.
In fact, even after SP3, they are still providing you the upgrades till today. No yearly charge.
You might say that these upgrades are not enhancements, but they rather are all hotfixes, due to every day new and improved software are released.
Let us see if KeyScrambler provide you any hotfixes after 2 years, if you upgrade from Office 2007 to Office 2010?
That is a plainly ridiculous argument. The price of Microsoft's 'free' upgrades and service packs is reflected in the initial purchase price, which also takes into account the expected life of the product, after which they "end of life" it, ending all 'free' upgrades. Keyscrambler, as with many other types of software, has a balance between the initial purchase price and the period of free upgrades.
Let us say those who bought KeyScrambler Premium two years ago, while they had Office 2007 in their system. Are these people protected if they upgrade to Office 2010?
And, there is a balance between pure greed and service to your customers' base!
No, and why should they? It was the user that chose to upgrade. If you want a lifetime upgrades license then contact the developer and ask them if they'll give you a price. The developer has to continually re-develop the application to ensure compatibility with the applications you choose to add and upgrade on your computer. Why should he do that for free? Where is the sense in that? You wouldn't do it if it was your own business, or if you did you'd be bankrupt pretty quickly. This is exactly the same model that software such as Defensewall and many many others adopt.
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