Two big IFs there though but yep, well said and I agree.wrldwzrd89 said:If the activation process truly is implemented the way the article describes it and it lives up to expectations, nobody will think much of it, and it will become a normal part of software installation. That's what I think Adobe's theory is...
I'm one of those "honest customers." My wife has CS installed on her PowerBook, so I thought it wouldn't be allowed on my Power Mac. So this is great news.devman said:Two big IFs there though but yep, well said and I agree.
ps. I really like their two installs license
Ditto. When Microsoft first tried it with XP, it seemed like it was the answer to piracy...........Agathon said:What a waste of time. This will do absolutely nothing to stop piracy, and will just inconvenience Adobe's customers.
I sometimes wonder if the people who run these companies live in the real world.
Ah, so this is how Apple keeps track of their customers. And I'm pretty sure they know the percentage of their software is pirated or not. It's easier to enforce piracy on a small closed platform such as Macintosh, but for Windows, it may prove a trickier task.7on said:You can't fake a Macintosh serial number without prying the firmware chip off the logicboard and putting another in.
Um, I don't think that is permitted. Here's the section from the PhotoShop CS EULA.wdlove said:I'm one of those "honest customers." My wife has CS installed on her PowerBook, so I thought it wouldn't be allowed on my Power Mac. So this is great news.
2.4 Portable or Home Computer Use. The primary user of the Computer on which the Software is installed may install a second copy of the Software for his or her exclusive use on either a portable Computer or a Computer located at his or her home, provided the Software on the portable or home Computer is not used at the same time as the Software on the primary Computer.
yg17 said:Ditto. When Microsoft first tried it with XP, it seemed like it was the answer to piracy...........
.........Until it was cracked months before XP was actually released
Please go to Edit menu in Safari, and checkmark on "Check Spelling as You Type"Timelessblur said:Umm the activation was never really cracked. It was corparte edition people started using that dont have activation so it was by passed. To crack (more so by pass) the activation on a non corparate copy you have to really know what you are doing and that is when you have a guild on how to do it. I think I read some where that MS is going to have activation in all of it edition for longhorn because Pirate is so rampaned. Plus Pirate copy dont get service packs an only crictical secuirty updates. All the updates to remove bugs and to make the OS better they are not going ot be allowed to get
Activiction is not going to stop the hard core pirates but it will slow down to stop all but the hard core and it makes it a lot more trouble to pirate software.
If thier was no activation pircity would increase. I find the people who complain about it the most are the one that pirate the software. Ones that pay for it just find it slightly inconvent but no really problem with it.
It is the piraters fault that we have it.
It's actually not that difficult. As a moderator I'm supposed to set an example, so I won't go into details, but I've done it myselfTimelessblur said:To crack (more so by pass) the activation on a non corparate copy you have to really know what you are doing and that is when you have a guild on how to do it.
Firstly, attaching the Adobe SN with your hardware serial number is not a good idea if you EVER have a logic board problem, or USB/FW problem, or any problem involving the replacement of the entire board.7on said:Well I think what would be the best anti-piracy method would be bind the Adobe software key with your Macintosh's Serial Number. Perhaps even as going as far as generating an adobe serial number from the hardware serial number so that that serial number for that specific Adobe app would be only useful on that machine.
You can't fake a Macintosh serial number without prying the firmware chip off the logicboard and putting another in.
Not happening. I hate Safari and I will never use it end of story. I like firefox a lot more.Lacero said:Please go to Edit menu in Safari, and checkmark on "Check Spelling as You Type"
typecase said:Activation is useless and is a royal pain for honest users. I was a PC user until recently so I had to use Adobe's activation on Photoshop. Everytime you rebuild a hard disk or upgrade a hard disk you cannot use the software until you activate. This would be fine until you run into problems with activation and it eats away hours of your life, especially if you have to wait for a live representative. Pirates will crack the activation (and yes, you can crack it, even on XP) so why this is implemented is beyond me other than to make paying customers life a little worse.
It increases piracy actually...Timelessblur said:It reduces piratecy by a huge amont because of the increase diffuctily in getting around it. Not completely get ride of it but it does reduces it by a large enough amont to make it worth it.
There is a very valid reason for it and if you want to blame any one blame the one who pirate the stuff because it is a defence against them. If thier was no one pirating the stuff there would be no activation.
photoshop is just too expensive for casual users, like students who only really need to use it maybe a few times a month. the student edition is $545.95 here, i couldn't afford that unless maybe i was doing a degree that i would need to use photoshop everyday. unfortunantly my degree demands that i buy new clothes everytime i go on a prac because every school has different dress codes so that is where most of my money goes.JeDiBoYTJ said:the activation will help get rid of all the casual pirates... but the hardcore ones are going to find a way around, guaranteed.
honestly, I dont think I know a single sole who has purchased Adobe Photoshop... everyone I know or talk to has pirated Photoshop in some kind of way. I feel like the only one with a legitamate copy of Photoshop 7... lol
It is so easy now to get the codes on the internet.dotdotdot said:It increases piracy actually...
If you think about it, not everyone here would, but if you can buy a program for like $10 or $15 bucks and you search for it on google and a serial pops up, you wouldn't use it?
Using activation for some people will result in more piracy... dropping $1000 for the CS2 or cracking it for free...
But these activation codes will be machine-specific, based on your hardware configuration so it's not like serial numbers...Platform said:It is so easy now to get the codes on the internet.
And 1000 bucks for a piece of software is a LOT for me, but maby not for people who make a living out of it