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Post WHY SWITCH
:twisted: What would be any reasons to buy the Awa.,since I don't fool with plug ins,etc?


Tue Jan 25, 2005 1:30 pm
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:twisted: What would be any reasons to buy the Awa.,since I don't fool with plug ins,etc?


To support the author and encourage him to keep writing great software!


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What would be any reasons to buy the Awa.,since I don't fool with plug ins,etc?

To have a quality application that runs smoothly and does its job very well.

And to be ready for the future, when a lot of feeds have become indispensabe, and you find you will want to "fool with plug ins, etc." after all. :-)

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Wed Jan 26, 2005 3:37 am
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larry wrote:
:twisted: What would be any reasons to buy the Awa.,since I don't fool with plug ins,etc?


Fair question. Of course, you might also ask why have I spent thousands of hours (yes, it's in the thousands) on Awasu and then give it away for free. Yes, there are paid versions and yes, we make money consulting and doing customizations but the question still stands. Part of the answer is here.

Another part is what sort of person you are. If I find some software that is really useful and the author has been generous enough to make available for free, I think it's a Good Thing (tm) to send something the his/her way to say "thanks, I found this really useful, please keep it up." Compare that with software that you *have* to pay for. This is the spirit that the internet was built upon, the sharing of ideas and knowledge and resources. Compare that with the internet that people are trying to foist upon us today: DMCA, DRM, and so on :-(

Finally, for purely "selfish" reasons, the paid versions allow for more channels, more frequent updates, more configuration options. And while you might not be interested in writing plugins yourself, you may well want to use some written by others.

But even if you choose not to purchase Awasu, you can still help out. Spread the word. Let people know about us and if you think we deserve it, recommend us. We can't afford a big advertising budget so we rely on word-of-mouth. It's better that way anyway :wink:


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GOOD RESPONSE!!!!!THANKS :D


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:wink: I'm convinced :wink:


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the Advancesd Model :lol:


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larry wrote:
the Advancesd Model :lol:


We just received your order. Thanks!

Don't forget to spread the word! :-)


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This is the spirit that the internet was built upon, the sharing of ideas and knowledge and resources. Compare that with the internet that people are trying to foist upon us today: DMCA, DRM, and so on :(
Amen!


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I finally took the plunge and purchased the pro version. I've been using Awasu for a year or more, and I figured that even if I didn't use many of the paid features, that it was at least a more tangible way of saying 'thanks' than just saying 'thanks for creating and maintaining a piece of software that I use each and every day!'.


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A couple questions about upgrading:

1 Right now I've got the personal edition on my laptop and desktop and am hooked. I downloaded the pro edition trial but haven't installed it yet. Will installing the pro version keep all my channels and settings from the personal edition, or will they have to be re-entered? If re-entered, is there a recommended way to back up settings and channels?

2 Once I go pro, I assume I'll love it, and will soon buy a license. Can I use that license for both my laptop and desktop, or do I need to buy two?

Great work, keep it up!


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jonahviakeyboard wrote:
Will installing the pro version keep all my channels and settings from the personal edition, or will they have to be re-entered? If re-entered, is there a recommended way to back up settings and channels?


All versions of Awasu will quite happily install on top of each other and all your channels and other settings will be retained. Having said that, it's always prudent to backup before doing an upgrade. More info here.

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Can I use that license for both my laptop and desktop, or do I need to buy two?

Choose <i>License</i> from the <i>Help</i> menu to see the full licensing details:
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You may: install the Software on one or more computers, provided that the Software is never allowed to run on more than one computer at any time


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Ok. I bought the pro version and love it. To anyone considering a trial, it's amazing.

Now I've got an unusual circumstance I was hoping to get some help with.

The pro version is on both my desktop and laptop. Since it's likely that I'll be running both at the same time (and don't need to buy 2 licenses yet) I want to go back to the personal version on my laptop. What's the best way to revert, while saving my settings and channels?


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jonahviakeyboard wrote:
I want to go back to the personal version on my laptop. What's the best way to revert, while saving my settings and channels?

Given the new features in the latest release that are aimed specifically at laptops, you might want to consider keeping the Pro Edition your laptop :-)

To downgrade an installation, just install the required version on top of your existing installation. Awasu does it's best to ignore any "invalid" settings e.g. if you have >100 channels, the Personal Edition will just load the first 100 and ignore the rest i.e. it won't delete them.


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Not many reasons ,because i like it!


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