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Old 13th November 2011
Lives for gear

Originally Posted by spiderman View Post
If any of this were true, the biggest and most successful companies would not be the one's who use dongles. The opposite is true. Waves, UAD, Steinberg, iZotope, Flux, EastWest, AVID, etc....
Native Instruments, Microsoft, Orcale, IBM...

This top 10 of software companies mostly companies that I don`t think use dongles:
List of the largest software companies - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Originally Posted by spiderman View Post
Technically, I've never had a problem with dongles. Since I quit using cracks in the 90's and started buying software, I've actually had fewer crashes and had the motivation to learn what I paid for.
So you are comparing the stability of a system with pirated software to that with dongles to conclude that a system with legitimate software without dongles is less stabile?
Probably you don`t mean that. But then this is a non-argument - pointless.

Originally Posted by spiderman View Post
Cracks foster lots of bitching and moaning without any respect for the people who actually wrote the programs.

Just how I see it.
Maybe. That`s a different topic though than dongle or non-dongle-copy-protection.