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View Poll Results: Would you pay a one time, 200 dollar license over advertisments

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  • Yes

    2 20.00%
  • No

    8 80.00%
  1. #1

    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Quick question

    Would you rather pay a one time, 200 dollar license for a program, whether it be Office or whatever versus being harassed by advertisements by somewhat equivalent free alternatives?

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  2. #2

    It depends on the program. Some I prefer with one time licenses and others with small advertising. For large ticket items like windows and office I would like to see that in more of a buy the license and then that's that. The software is mine forever.
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  3. #3

    Somewhere Over The Rainbow
    Posts : 4,115
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04

    I don't particularly care whether there's ads hassling me. As long as it's still usable, that's all that really matters.
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  4. #4

    I agree jaidyn. Ads don't normally bother me as long as they stay out of the way.
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  5. #5

    Somewhere Over The Rainbow
    Posts : 4,115
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04

    Exactly. If it's one of those programs that you can't even move the mouse without an ad following it, I'd probably just buy it (or uninstall it if it's not all that useful). If it's just an ad when you start the program or similar, that's fine with me.
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  6. #6

    Am I int the right place?
    Posts : 340
    Windows 7 x64 Home Premium / Commodore OS Vision / Windows 8 Release preview

    It actually depends on the ads themself, are they popups, regular ads, flash, pictures, "you won the iphone (again)", or just text.

    well, i might start with the ad version...
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  7. #7

    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
    Posts : 3,030
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64

    Depends on the program, some yes and some no.
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  8. #8

    Bay Area
    Posts : 21,841
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64

    No. Too many alternatives usually. If no good alternative, then would accept ads. A Guy
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  9. #9

    Posts : 476
    WCP / Win.7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1.

    Hypothetical question...
    I would pay crass ads are wanted, needed or acceptable .
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  10. #10

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
    Depends on the program, some yes and some no.
    Yes. Depending of the progs, I'd get it
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