MaXxive wrote:I might sound harsh, but it's always something here with some people..... Can we stop complaining about what's fair and not? Please? And just use the software as it is intended?
Msalam wrote:Lazy? Maybe. Annoyed by forgetting that the dongle is in my bag or pocket or somewhere when I launch it on one or the other computer? Absolutely. But buy it 2 times? That's absolute rubbish. I have a laptop and a desktop. Did you actually read my post? I don't think I used the word "unfair" at all. Roaming usage is my intent (not infinite but between 2 devices which is just so common now). Many other vendors allow for this use case, as do Steinberg...they just require transplanting the physical dongle. The dongle itself as I stated in previous posts is fine. I don't begrudge them their copy protection. It's just massively annoying in this particular use case. So in an effort to save myself the annoyance I was thinking that I would pick up Elements for laptop use. The $99 dollars is not a huge deal but now I would have 2 upgrade costs to consider etc. So I thought hey let me put it out there that this could be a nice thing to bundle with a Studio purchase OR perhaps at the very least offer a discount for Elements to those who purchase Studio. Just a thought I was putting out there. I don't know how you inferred whatever you did but don't presume to talk to me about fair use or insinuate that I'm trying to get away with something. You're comment isn't harsh...just pointless.
Buchanan wrote:How many sets of keys have you ever lost? Take care of the dongle. It's simply called taking care of business. First things back in the pockets are the fair game & thief bait. The little stuff that annoys you more than losing the big stuff. YOU bought the dongle and (licensed) Cubase.
You work in IT? So you know the score.
Soon Cubase will be ON the dongle (but maybe not). Game, set & match. Any computer.
And unless I'm a little confused isn't there a grace period of 24hrs non-dongled usage on recent releases? Don't know quite how it works but search around the fairly recent "lost dongle" posts. Someone will know.
I actually did read your posts. And your trying to get free stuff, because you're afraid you'll forget your dongle and it's 'a hassle'.
If Steinberg actually did what you said, they might lose a big chunk of income, because for me personally, I don't need the Elements version. But once I get it, because I've bought the big Cubase, I might give it away to someone who does use it. Meaning Steinberg won't get any profit from Elements....
It's quite easy: grow up and act accordingly. You need your dongle? Pack it in your bag. If you forget it, it's YOU that has to fix your behavior, not Steinberg.
Msalam wrote:...someone like yourself can write "I'm a self-righteous prat" on it and wear it.
Msalam wrote:Oh I think you are well deserving. I would hope at the very least that you are aware of how condescending you have been. I assume it's intentional. If not seek help. Otherwise...the shoe fits.
Msalam wrote:Thanks for the opinions and comments. I will review options and make a much more informed decision based on the invaluable insight provided.
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