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memyselfandus
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Postby memyselfandus; Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:28 pm Challenge Response/Dongle or Serial/Key File?

What option would you rather have for authorizing the software you buy?


Challenge Response? Dongle? Serial? Key File?
hibidy
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Postby hibidy; Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:34 pm

keyfile

The one I hate is C/R tied to your internet connection.........highly annoying!
brambos
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Postby brambos; Mon Aug 24, 2009 10:00 pm

Serial or dongle. Although dongles make it really easy to (re)install a (new) PC with all your software. I don't mind dongles, really.

And IBTL.
fgimian
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Postby fgimian; Mon Aug 24, 2009 10:26 pm

I agree with brambos, serial/keyfile or dongle (ONLY Syncrosoft, no iLok). I hate challenge / response the most unless it's done like Celemony (where you can de-activate your install to free up a license).
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Postby Hink; Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:17 am

Well I agree too, up to a point because I'm not sure I'll ever use a Syncrosoft dongle. I do have an ilok but that software isn't even installed now, I would rather have one codemeter dongle than two (one for Samp and one for YT Indy 2.5 pro) but I have no problem at all with codemeter.
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memyselfandus
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Postby memyselfandus; Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:19 am

If you had to choose ONE

Challenge Response? Dongle? Serial? Key File?
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Hink
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Postby Hink; Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:21 am

If I had to choose one? One dongle for all my software.
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memyselfandus
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Postby memyselfandus; Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:26 am

If I had a choice I would take serial. then once I install
everything I do not need anything else.. I could just make my own
dongle/dongles with all my serials on a usb thumb! :) and have backups..
pschelfh
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Postby pschelfh; Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:26 am

Dongle (Syncrosoft)!

Just re-installed my PC and installation of software with the license on my key went very quick!

Peter.
My band : The Black Tartan Clan (celtic punkrock)
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djanthonyw
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Postby djanthonyw; Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:28 am

Serial or key file.
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memyselfandus
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Postby memyselfandus; Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:28 am

what do you guys like about dongles over serials?

you can just make your own dongles with the serials.. and have
as many backups as you want..
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Postby eduardo_b; Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:28 am

There is no copy protection as simple and reliable as a key file. No hardware ID issues, no registry keys, no dongles, no Internet connection to authorize and complete portability.
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pschelfh
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Postby pschelfh; Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:31 am

memyselfandus wrote:what do you guys like about dongles over serials?

you can just make your own dongles with the serials.. and have
as many backups as you want..


I like it when I re-install, no need to look up or enter serials, everything just works!

Peter.
My band : The Black Tartan Clan (celtic punkrock)
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memyselfandus
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Postby memyselfandus; Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:33 am

but after installing the software. you have to have the dongle in there
or it does not work. with serials it just works all the time.

I guess I am one of those people who worries to much and
if I lost or had the dongle stolen or broke on a laptop
I would not want to have to buy the software again.

Yea of course this never happens right but..
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djanthonyw
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Postby djanthonyw; Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:35 am

Indeed. The bottom line is that I want to be in control of the software licenses I purchase. I always make multiple backups of my software and licenses.
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