In article <yx3dcelQErZGelias.decus.ch>, Paul Sture
I assume you were using one of the 4.5 betas. Mine also expired> Farewell Omniweb, you served me well.
> Until today, that is.
> OK, we know they are obviously under pressure with the release of
> Safari, but did they really have to stop it working all of a sudden
> unless I coughed up for a license on the spot?
> OK, a bit of background. I have been using Omniweb for over a year
> on their "use for free" license. I fully expected that I would
> eventually pay up, but today when I fired it up I was invited
> to pay up or quit the program.
> Absolutely zero notice given. I could have handled it if I had
> been given a few day's notice. Thursday night it worked, Saturday
> morning it didn't.
recently. Presumably you were aware when you downloaded it that the
trial license expired on a certain date. I didn't remember when it
was, but I knew it would expire, so when I saw the new beta released
last week I thought "Better get that, I bet that means my current one
will expire soon." And sure enough, it did.
The release notes for the current beta say "OmniWeb 4.5 beta 2 will run
until August 1, 2003 if used in unlicensed mode." You should download
that -- that gives you, let's see, 26 days' notice.
Jerry Kindall, Seattle, WA <http://www.jerrykindall.com/>
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