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Intuit droping DRM and Product Activation!


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#1 OFFLINE   zox

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Posted 15 May 2003 - 12:03 PM

http://www.extremete...,1088341,00.asp B)

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Posted 15 May 2003 - 01:08 PM

good riddance!  i switched to TaxWiz for the past 2 years because of QuickTax's stupid DRM use.  I had to re-load QuickTax to check an old return I did and had to phone in and go thru hassle of re-activating software I bought a long time ago and didnt have receipt on hand.  Plus their stupid 5 returns only is a joke too.  Who cares if I choose to make returns for my friends and family too.  That's my choice, its my PC, and my software.I doesnt matter, they already lost me as a customer.  Taxwiz is cheaper and better and respects your privacy.

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Posted 15 May 2003 - 02:17 PM

fascinating.
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Posted 15 May 2003 - 04:12 PM

That is good news.  I had delayed removing the final part from my computer when I had to go to an amended return for my sister.  I sure was glad I had not dumped the whole thing and removed the code.  I just ignored the registration stuff and it printed fine.  I did lose the state stuff though.  After years of using their products, I was looking for another way to go.  I guess if everyone gets together and complains, they eventually listen.  What's next?  Bill G - are you listening?
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Posted 15 May 2003 - 04:44 PM

WOW, a company that is listening to their user base.  What a novel idea!!

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Posted 15 May 2003 - 05:18 PM

But they are not giving up on looking into 'ways' ... Think I will just stay with my Intuit alternatives.  B)
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Posted 15 May 2003 - 06:27 PM

Well that just plain stinks....I'm really into intrusive, restrictive and inconvenient software.

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Posted 15 May 2003 - 07:33 PM

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Well that just plain stinks....I'm really into intrusive, restrictive and inconvenient software.
LOL  :lol:  :lol: You're right LilBambi, they say they are looking into other ways for next tax season.Who knows what's next in store, I say stick with software that is not so intrusive and have trust in you as a customer.

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Posted 15 May 2003 - 08:41 PM

It's about time Intuit pulls it's head out of it's rear. Next year I was going to go to a different tax software company if they were going to expand on the DRM/Activation issue.

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Posted 15 May 2003 - 09:04 PM

zox, on May 15 2003, 07:33 PM, said:

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Well that just plain stinks....I'm really into intrusive, restrictive and inconvenient software.
LOL  :D  :D You're right LilBambi, they say they are looking into other ways for next tax season.Who knows what's next in store, I say stick with software that is not so intrusive and have trust in you as a customer.
Yep, me too zox!  :D
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