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#16 OP zeroomegazx

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 20:10

Because everything should be free, FREE :woot: FREEEEEEEEE :woot:


Will anyone still be able to download and/or purchase the final version of Start8 when it is officially launched?
Oh yea. Start8 is going to be freeware still for non-commercial use.

http://www.neowin.ne...pdate-on-start8


#17 +Boo Berry

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 20:12

Paying for Start8 is something some of us saw coming over a month ago when the wording changed with the last release. But for $4.99, the price is right for me. Well worth it.

#18 CentralDogma

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 20:13

Will anyone still be able to download and/or purchase the final version of Start8 when it is officially launched?
Oh yea. Start8 is going to be freeware still for non-commercial use.

http://www.neowin.ne...pdate-on-start8


*ZAP*



#19 Javik

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 20:14

Boohoo. If you don't want to buy it use something else.

#20 +warwagon

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 20:16

Suck it up. If you really like it just pay the $5. Jesus, you guys make it sound like they want your left testicle!

#21 CentralDogma

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 20:17

It only has a Most Recently Used program list and it can only track programs launched from its own menu. Not from other places because that list (Frequently Used) is encoded by Windows, and although the encoding has been figured out by various people, it needs to be decoded using undocumented tools which is what I suspect Start8 does.

That's what I was referring to.

Personally, I prefer Start8's method. Not $5 of preference, but still...

#22 link6155

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 20:32

Probably the best alternative to Start8: http://lee-soft.com/...start-menu.html

Free, plus it's got custom skins you can create, unlike Start8.

#23 @Leo

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 09:29

There is a "Try it free" button, with the following notice: "The trial version is for personal, consumer use only and may not be used in commercial or educational settings. For commercial and educational licensing, please contact corpsales@stardock.com."

#24 OP zeroomegazx

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 12:37

There is a "Try it free" button, with the following notice: "The trial version is for personal, consumer use only and may not be used in commercial or educational settings. For commercial and educational licensing, please contact corpsales@stardock.com."


I am more than willing to give that a try, however it says *trial* which leads me to believe its a limited software. If I am wrong I'll gladly eat some humble pie.

#25 +Ely

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 12:49

I think $5 for all it does is a pretty fair price, of course free is always better :D

#26 Pam14160

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 12:55

It always amazes me the things us humans have to whine about . . . :rofl:

#27 Rudy

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 13:01

It really makes me sad to see that people have such a hard time paying $5 for a piece of software they like

#28 +Chris123NT

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 13:01

Wow all this outrage over 5 bucks? Damn you're a tough bunch.

You realize for $5 you can install it on as many machines as you have as long as it's for non-commercial use. So it's really worth it from that perspective. Like it or not someone has to pay the devs for their work, this is on a much higher level than classic shell. Start8 is a perfect match in look AND functionality of the Windows 7 start menu where classic shell is a half assed replacement.

#29 Dot Matrix

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 13:04

Of course they're going to charge for it. Make perfect business sense to throw some FUD around and charge for people's fear of change.

#30 +warwagon

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 13:06

Of course they're going to charge for it. Make perfect business sense to throw some FUD around and charge for people's fear of change.


He who wants to get rid of the right click menu.