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    Directory Opus 9

    Directory Opus 9 has been released in May, and comes with several new features. I still don't know if I should buy it (2 licenses) or not? I enjoyed using it, but I think it's a bit too expensive, and you have to pay even more for 2 licenses.

    Worth a buy? I think yes, as I spend a lot of money buying nonsense, so I should simply get it.

    Does someone know how long the license will last? Forever, or does it expire after 1 or 2 years, and you have to buy a new one again?

    http://www.gpsoft.com.au/

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    Not sure if the licenses are forever of limited. Will be interested in find that out as I much prefer buying into a license that offers free upgrades for life.

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    Not sure when I bought my DOpus license but it was a long while ago, for version 6. When you buy a license, you buy it for that version and all it's updates. I don't think it ever expires. You then have to pay another but much smaller upgrade fee to upgrade to a higher version number.

    Which I'll be doing shortly, it seems.

    And yes, i think it's well worth the cost. This is one of those things I almost refuse to pirate, a great program from a small independent developer amd not some huge software house. These guys deserve your money.

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    The thing with DOpus (the original Amiga version or the newer PC version) is that you don't really appreciate the power it has, or how much easier it makes tasks, until it's not available. You then suddenly feel like something very large is missing. Much like XP users suddenly having to use Windows 95 again!

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    I only used it for one month, and already have the feeling that something is missing.

    And to answer the pirate thing, I got a copy which worked fine, until I had to restart my PC once, then immediately a window popped up, showing that DOpus had evaluated. So I guess, copies don't work so well. I thought to give it a second try, but still don't know, perhaps I should just buy it.

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    I've tried to run a cracked copy of DOpus in the past and it never works for long. They have a pretty good registered certificate system that definitely seems to deter most pirating of the software. Definitely worth the purchase price I think.

    Don't forget that you can get a free 60 day certificate from them if you register on the site. That way you will get another 2 months use for free.

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    I just got a reply from gpsoft, and they confirmed that the license will never expire, so you don't have to use the evaluation copy. But I suppose this is like Teho said, it is only for the version you have, when a new one is released, you have to buy the update license, but for a smaller amount.

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    Yes, I just checked too. Buying DOpus 9 outright is around 35, upgrading from DOpus 8 was 22, roughly. So it isn't that much cheaper to upgrade either.

    I may just study a bit more what kind of new features version 9 actually adds, there is a chance I don't really need the upgrade at all.

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    Indeed. Much like the older Amiga versions. I was more than happy using DOpus4 for years and only moved on to DOpus5 once it was given away on a magazine coverdisk. The features it added were not really needed as I had customised the button set and way DOpus4 worked a lot so didn't really need anything else.

    And in reality what else can they add to DOpus that version 8 doesn't already have? Maybe better Vista integration, which I don't think any of us will need just yet, and maybe some more multimedia or built in file handling abilities, but already with version 8 it does more than enough for what I need.

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    I thin they added an advanced FTP feature, which is nice, and I also tried it out, but in version 8 I didn't work quite as well as FlashFXP. So I can go without that.

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