crumhorn wrote:The Only problem with Lives authorization is the inability to get a new unlock during evening and weekends. Surely this is something they could give priority too.
Any system would be broken if the file where it stores it's authorization codes gets corrupted. If Live trashes it's own file then that is a bug and needs reporting as such.
Try a Synthogy plugin sometime. I need 3 different unlock codes depending on what combination of wired and wireless networking I have enabled. Now that is crap.
As you can see in the thread, there's a spat of arbitrary shit-talking going on, but anyone who is capable of actually reading what I'm saying about the auth system will know that I think their system is shit for two simple reasons:
The first one, I highlighted in your quote, and everyone taking the topic seriously seems to agree on that. The second is simply that the unlocks are too flimsy and easy to waste doing the most basic type of computer maintenance work. However, you say any system can break through system file corruption - true enough - but if the systems that generate challenge codes based on the motherboard are deauthorised through OS maintenance etc, it's as simple as re-entering the response code you first used. Saved in a text file, and/or your email account.
And yes, bugs have been reported. but no replies, and of course it being 7.0.18 no one is likely to care. The same bug was reported back in the live 7 beta stages, by the way.