snowtires wrote:actually, it's probably the 'geez, this guy needs to calm down' people. ten unlocks in less than a year? what the hell are you doing to your computer that you had to reinstall the os ten times?darthstephen wrote:55 views in less than a half hour. i'd say people are interested in this topic. maybe they are the ha ha ha i don't care that ableton treats me like a criminal-types. or maybe they have actually had problems too, but are too afraid to stray from the flock.
do i have to answer that? this is my point.
privacy, man. i shouldn't have to discuss that with you or ableton. and with this system, i do HAVE TO explain this to ableton. which i try to do as vaguely as possible to protect my privacy. which is how i got that concerned email from their support. which i found pretty insulting. even though the tone was pleasent, i just don't need to describe what i do with my computer to ableton.
it's all really simple, actually. i test beta software, i've beta tested vista and screwed my system up. i've tried many distros of linux and messed up my system...i shouldn't say messed up, but i simply prefer to just reinstall windows after trying out software like that. once i tried a registry cleaner at the recomendation of a web design software company to fix a problem with their software, only to mess alot of other stuff. pop in the windows disc and an hour or so later, i'm up and running. pretty simple. obviously i'm backing up personal data, so it's pretty easy to get going again. and now that i've spent 70 bucks on ghost. i'll reinstall and use that from now on.
i can appriciate ableton wanting to protect their product and survive in s pretty weird market, but i really don't think i should have been forced to pay that money to norton, just so i could feel more secure with a product i already spent a pretty penny on. that being said, i guess there are companis that are worse, harder to deal with. but i'd rather use more positive examples and find a system that works for everybody. after all, hackers are in business partially because of situations like this.