Paladin of the Pegasos
Posts: 1178 from 2003/3/13
From: Pinto, Madrid ...
for how its marketed i just cant bring myself to pay the money, i wouldn't sleep thinking i've been ripped off
I think I understand you: In this modern world, where software is considered free in almos every case, 150 euros for a hobby operating system indeed looks like a rip off. And there hasn't been a single official statement about price going down. Ever. Desires don't become reality, even if the whole MorphOS world wishes. Remember: This is a closed project, it will always be in the hands of its parents.
I still use my unregistered MorphOS 2.2 from time to time, because I don't have tasks that require a single session of more than thirty minutes.
And I love it. It's very classy software. I dare to say that, after you've payed for it, and started playing with it for some days, you'll forget about the money. Any Amiga operating system is very entertaining!Quote:
i have a 1.5ghz macmini so i will want 2 licenses 1 for the mac and 1 for efi.. thats 300euro in total...
For me, that's the biggest problem: I can come to understand that using a software requires a certain amount of money, but the fact that you have to pay for machine... It hurts A LOT. Alright, not every morpher has more than one machine, but for those who have, it's outrageous.
But there's unsolvable "technical" problems to allow for multiple machine licenses: Imagine a new type of keyfile that contained not one, but several machine keys, being cheaper than several single machine keyfiles. How can the MorphOS team know that all those machines are really for a single person?
One can argue that the Team should not care about that, but be happy about selling more. Well, it seems they don't think that way, period. After all, it's their creation. It's a pity it's so expensive, but luxury taylor made goods comes at a price.