Re: About the WP demo version....

Giorgio (mabuse@mbox.vol.it)
Wed, 30 Oct 1996 12:41:57 +0000


>
> COME ON !
> You surely are worth more than what you are writing ...
>
> I dont think he was telling me to steal ... He merely opened my eyes to
> the fact that THERE IS A FREE VERSION AROUND that works fine and that i
> was loosing my time downloading it over and over again ... so why bother
> ?I can and will pay if i decide to keep the WP version.
>
> Yes its promising and yes it works and yes it is supported but its not
> the only one around and the battle is not finished between the giants
> (Microsoft and Netscape) and we will all benefit from it,in time (look
> at the october edition of PC MAGAZINE . Ive been in this business long
> enough to know what is stealing and what is not (softwarewise).
>
> WhitePine plays the game by GIVING demo versions after the other to
> catch some clients in the way ... i am just not ready to bite the worm
> is too young ...
>
> Dont lose your time barking at other dogs they can bark back at you and
> lose some precious internet bandwidth and money in the process not
> speaking of all the noise it makes.
>
> Who are you anyway to trow the first rock ? ...
>
> Im begining to understand why poeple are shy to write at lists and why
> they UNSUBSCRIBE so fast ... :-(

You're right.

I was only saying that it's absloutely useless loosing time in
downloading the WP version (almost 2MB for the Mac version) when you can
have the Cornell one for free (and it's only 350K!) with no need in
re-downloading.

After all the WP version is not so expensive, I think that anyone who
feels the need of color broadcasting can afford it, and perhaps the WP
one is faster than the C. version, I don't know yet.

But the Cornell version is

1) smaller
2) lighter
3) FREE, born in a University, not to make money
4) goto 1

Bye for now

Giorgio

PS I think that "steeling" and "being a thief" is something more serious
than NOT downloading software...