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Old 12-16-2008, 09:24 PM
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Default Protools 8 10 Day Demo Idea????

would it be possible to offer a 10,5,2,demo version of protools 8 HD before purchase? does anyone think this is a good idea?
in todays rough times shelling out cash for software that never works as promised is getting more and more hard to swallow
come to think of it software seems to be the only product i can think of that you cannot return after realizing that it doesn't work after purchasing it
dying to pull the trigger on this great looking version of protools..
can picture it now, installing 8 next to the xmas tree ready to open PT when all of the sudden...............KABLAMO!!!!! crash,crash,crash,acess violation,dae-900001,9000345,903456,

$249 for 8 or get the gf a more exspensive gift,
$249 for 8 or get the gf a more exspensive gift
$249 for 8 or get the gf a more exspensive gift
$249 for 8 or get the gf a more exspensive gift

tough decision Happy Holidays to All lets hope 8 is all that it can be
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Old 12-16-2008, 11:28 PM
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Well... I hope I am not having too much faith in this update. I have decided to go for it even though it is going to require me to move to Leapard too. So I am really crossing my fingers that it will all work.

However, I have to say that I also agree that there should be software license returns before the first 30 days or so. Nothing is more frustrating then purchasing something that only messes up your system.
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Old 12-17-2008, 04:25 AM
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thats why I use 2 systems ...

one is the stable one ... and the other is for experimenting ... and when I see that the experimental system works fine ... I use just it ...


yes it takes some time to set 2 systems ... but is worth it ... :)
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Old 12-17-2008, 01:04 PM
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While its a good idea the download is in the area of 4GB which actually gets expensive when you paying for the bandwidth.
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i totally agree... for compatibility purposes, I think it's unreasonable to ask someone to spend all the money on the upgrade only to find out it has severe conflicts. You've got to be able to beta test in one's own environment. After all, this is, for many of us, our source of income and if PT isn't acting right, I don't get paid... and playing with my money is like playing my emotions... you just don't do it.
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Old 12-17-2008, 03:40 PM
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thanks for the link digi but, i talking more about dishing out the $250.00 at this time of the year when money may be tight only to find out the software does not work. i see 8 is out now so i guess it is too late for the demo idea.
just to restate, this past year i was basically fed up with buying software that never works properly and at times ruins you stable system. i understand backing up to go back to your last stable state. nothing is worse than paying for an upgrade to have it not work,sitting uninstalled while you just shelled out your hard earned cash. having to wait months for it to work correctly. we all say to ourselves i should have waited till everything got sorted out before making my hasty purchase.
hope you can understand this as being genuine and not an attack on anyone . best sucess with 8 digi
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would it be possible to offer a 10,5,2,demo version of protools 8 HD before purchase? does anyone think this is a good idea?
in todays rough times shelling out cash for software that never works as promised is getting more and more hard to swallow
come to think of it software seems to be the only product i can think of that you cannot return after realizing that it doesn't work after purchasing it
dying to pull the trigger on this great looking version of protools..
can picture it now, installing 8 next to the xmas tree ready to open PT when all of the sudden...............KABLAMO!!!!! crash,crash,crash,acess violation,dae-900001,9000345,903456,

$249 for 8 or get the gf a more exspensive gift,
$249 for 8 or get the gf a more exspensive gift
$249 for 8 or get the gf a more exspensive gift
$249 for 8 or get the gf a more exspensive gift

tough decision Happy Holidays to All lets hope 8 is all that it can be
I think this is a great idea and an interesting concept in many ways. There would definitely be more scrutiny to the software before it got released knowing that people will not buy it at all if it was very buggy etc. It would definitely sway decisions for the better. Instead of, "We have to release this now or we'll lose money for the quarter" to "We have to release this bug free or no one will buy it and we'll lose money."

I'm 100% all f or this idea! Time to make this law!

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yeah kinda like all the ban piracy stuff you see all over the web which, i totally agree with........... i think the consumers should start
ban poorly working software campaign
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yeah kinda like all the ban piracy stuff you see all over the web which, i totally agree with........... i think the consumers should start
ban poorly working software
the funny thing about poor wokring software is that it is working good for others as they(the people who actuall can work witrh it) claim.

To bad that I am anytime on the side wher nothing works how it should, at least when it comes to software, and as more pro they get, as more bad the work.
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