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    Concerning the earlier post by Tiffani at Safe Harbor.. I believe she is way off base, most, if not all, of my software, engineering and creative, allows me to install on two computers if not used simultaneously.

    If this type of marketing, one license/no dongle, is all about earning money to eat, why does LightWave use a dongle?

    The current issue of Edius (Grass Valley) went to a dongle....very, very convenient.

    I wish I understood why NewTek choose not to go that route. Even if the cost would have been another, let's say $50-$100, more. I would have preferred the dongle.

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    I was speaking of running simultaneously on multiple machines, the way separate licenses/copies of the software WILL allow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Safe Harbor
    I was speaking of running simultaneously on multiple machines, the way separate licenses/copies of the software WILL allow.
    To be quite honest, none of us were afaik (thus the dongle remark, or float licenses, or license checking across a network).
    Also, even if you can install multiple copies, you are of course not licensed to run them simultaneously, but other schemes make it easier to switch from one machine to the other (which is the whole point - I'd like to switch within 5 minutes if I need to). A since we are in the age of commodity hardware this is imho becoming more and more important.

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    I always chuckle when I see posts in support of dongles, after 'lo these many years' of flamefests on the subject. Who knew they might actually be preferred by many to most of the alternatives?

    Anyway, all I want to say here is that SE is pretty reasonably priced, and doubtless more deals are in the offing. IMHO. the cost of multiples copies of any frequently used software priced at well under a grand really should not be too daunting for a pro.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SBowie
    ...IMHO. the cost of multiples copies of any frequently used software priced at well under a grand really should not be too daunting for a pro.
    It's not just a matter of SE alone. There will be plugin developers that surely want to tie their license too something too. If they are using the same licensing scheme this will all be a lot of fun. All this is from experience and this will lead me to wait until I see how this will develop. There are some very specific features in SE I really would like to try but I surely won't lose a single night of sleep if I can 't. I can do everything I want with the Adobe Suite and Fusion and if there should be a night that I can not sleep I luckily have my (portable) license on my laptop at home with me
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    Quote Originally Posted by SBowie
    I always chuckle when I see posts in support of dongles, after 'lo these many years' of flamefests on the subject.
    Yep, "in the old days" dongles were a pretty draconian means of protection, but some of the new methods floating around today are even more draconian. Now dongles seem downright benign and convenient

    However, I know that problems do exist with dongles and that some people have had trouble with Intel Mac drivers (ducks for cover )

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    Quote Originally Posted by SBowie
    I always chuckle when I see posts in support of dongles, after 'lo these many years' of flamefests on the subject. Who knew they might actually be preferred by many to most of the alternatives?
    I think that changed a lot once USB came up - hot-plugging dongles with no risk of frying your hardware

    On the other hand, I also work on more different machines than I used to 15 years ago...

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    Quote Originally Posted by don_culbertson
    Yep, "in the old days" dongles were a pretty draconian means of protection...
    Even in the old days, they were my preferred means of copy protection. The alternative was the bad track on the disk method that would grind your drives for a few seconds before running.
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    Ready to register

    I started the download process a while back, so my web registration has the serial number and product id from the download process.

    I didn't get to installing SE until after the CD showed up at the door. (There is not a serial number on the CD case. Understandable)

    Unfortuately this means I now have a SE installation with a different product id than the one on the registration site and cannot register the actually installed SE.

    Should I:
    1. Uninstall the CD version and install the downloaded version
    or
    2. Do something else

    Thanks,
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    Quote Originally Posted by don_culbertson
    Now dongles seem downright benign and convenient
    Unless sticking out of a laptop ...

    Quote Originally Posted by don_culbertson
    ... trouble with Intel Mac drivers (ducks for cover )
    Don't get me going ....
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    Thanks, will call . . .

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    Les,

    I would give our customer service department a call. They can check which serial number would be the correct one to use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SBowie
    Unless sticking out of a laptop ...
    Funny you should mention this... my slightly bent LW dongle now resides in a portable usb hub to prevent further damage
    Last edited by don_culbertson; 02-07-2007 at 03:35 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pnelson
    I would LOVE to allow you to do that but it's just not possible. As I mentioned earlier in the thread, we hope to announce an option for you guys later this week..
    Thanks Philip. As a long time NewTek customer I was very glad to hear about SpeedEDIT and I have recently purchased my own copy (in fact it arrived today!). One of the first questions I had was whether or not I will be able to "float" the copy from my home workstation to my work computer. I'm a little disappointed that I cannot, however I understand why and I'm not upset about it. NewTek has always been the most flexible of any company I've dealt with in regards to using multiple computers with a single license (not at the same time, of course).

    Anyhow, I look forward to hearing more about your additional seat solution.

    And of course if it ends up that SpeedEDIT will help me with work, then I'll be glad to get my employer to pick up a copy.

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