Originally Posted by rhumphries
In the last 6 years I've gone through 3 computers in my main studio, but every Ilok I own is still working. Every time I change computers I curse all the vendors I have that don't use Ilok.
For all it's detractors, Ilok really is a convenient way to do licensing.
Ilok's a nice idea, but flawed for professional use. If they were robust and properly guaranteed products I couldn't argue with them.
I was mixing a major artist's track and one of my iloks died mid session.
That alone is unacceptable.
I was covered with zdt (a rather unpleasant extra charge for the ilok product's potential instability) so got replacement licenses through eventually
I then had to ship their defective product back to America on my dime...and hope waves would replace my licenses.
Definitely left a sour taste. I still have to use them (i have hundreds of licenses on mine...)
I wish more people offered an alternative.