Re: "VS is not only great but free for commercial use."
Section 4.a of that license agreement is the killer for me.
I.E. giving M$haft a license to slurp my machine and project to death.
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Thank you for spoiling my day by mentioning wipro.
We used to call them "Why Program" because they would just slap a couple of generic scripts together to form an application and then spend months debugging it and wondering why we wouldn't give them a break and give them Enterprise Admin rights for 50 generic service accounts and remove all the rules on the firewalls !!!
Those guys should be put against the wall before the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation marketing division.*
* Copyright Dougals Adams.
I've had the same experience.
The only time the service was down for any noticeable time was when the network suffered from Fiestaitis (could have been Corsaitis) but after it hit and ripped the green cabinet from the ground and bounced off a wall it was hard to tell.
Even then the service was up again 12 hours later.
"Anything-as-a-Service" usually means that the producer has run out of "features" to add to their product or can't think of any new products to make to continue selling products.
They then try to trap people into paying month-by-month for minor tweaks and fanciful UI changes to a moribund product. "You may think that is like the music/film industries, but I couldn't possibly comment."
isn't it about time that the record industry mentioned pension plans to "musicians".
The rest of us get paid for the work that we do, when we stop work/retire we live on our pensions or savings. If a "musician" earns 20 million (Dollars/Pounds/Euros) that ought to be enough to last them to the end of their life.
And bugger Cliff Richard and Feargal Sharkey for being totally conned by the "music mafia" and for expecting to be paid well past their sell buy date.
How about if your mother's maiden name isn't written using the Roman alphabet ? I doubt that they have the ability to key in names in Thai / Korean / Laos / Burmese / Chinese character sets and even if they did there are often multiple translations.
I suppose there is no chance that they can store them as JPEG images of the writing.
Yours, Anon, son of squiggle squiggly squiggle(no 2)