Educational Software Thread, Moral question of using old version in Technical; Well bit of a dillema - even for me
I've got a piece of software that is horrible horrible horrible ...
1st February 2010, 03:55 PM #1
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1st February 2010, 03:58 PM #2
The probability is the demo version may have some components disabled or even worse, will stop working after a period of time and force you to upgrade to the paid version.
1st February 2010, 03:59 PM #3
I haven't voted, as I have to ask one question... Does this company offer downgrade rights?
It's not Adobe, is it?
1st February 2010, 04:12 PM #4
I would personally install the full version, as Demo versions are not licenced to be used after a certain period (usually 28-90 days). As such at the end you will have to take it off and put the full version on, so why hassle with it twice?
1st February 2010, 04:15 PM #5
I think you are all misunderstanding SimpleSi's definition of "demo"
Thanks to SC-UK from:
SimpleSi (1st February 2010)
1st February 2010, 05:34 PM #6
Some software "demos" are the full version that can be unlocked using the key. So as long as you have the key and the licence I see no reason why not to install the previous version.
1st February 2010, 07:19 PM #7
1st February 2010, 07:23 PM #8
Agreed, if you are licensed for the same product but in a later version then I see no harm in installing the functioning version. I had to do the same thing with a certain bit of software and its painful 'network install'. I contacted the company and discussed this with their sales team and while they could not understand why I wanted to use an older version they accepted it without to much fuss.
Originally Posted by leco
1st February 2010, 07:33 PM #9
Just noticed your sig - superb
Some mornings it's just not worth chewing through the restraints.
1st February 2010, 07:58 PM #10
Maybe phone the company in question and ask them if you can? and ask about the disbenifits of using it opposed to the newer version.
p.s If it was legal, then I would...
1st February 2010, 08:03 PM #11
If it was legal -we all would
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