Purchasing


    Jan 29 2008 | 9:04 pm
    This may be a stupid question, but I looked all over the FAQ and forums and couldn't find an answer. I'm buying the max/msp/jitter bundle with the knowledge that I will be getting a new computer in about a year. my question is this: how easy is it to transfer the license to/reinstall everything on a new computer? do you have to de-authorize the old computer somehow, or take some other steps to ensure you can use the same license? Thanks for the help, I really appreciate it!
    -Anna

    • Jan 29 2008 | 9:29 pm
      As far as I know, you can have a license on a few computers, and you can move them around. Just let cycling know.
      Keith
    • Jan 29 2008 | 10:27 pm
      On 29 janv. 08, at 22:29, keith manlove wrote:
      > As far as I know, you can have a license on a few computers, and you > can move them around. Just let cycling know.
      Another solution is also to use an iLok. I found it really convenient to be certain that no matter where I am, I can be sure that I can have a proper authorized version of MaxMSP & co. Plus it works the same way on Mac and on Windows (thank god, I don't have to use it on windows too much...).
      Cheers, ej
    • Jan 30 2008 | 12:18 am
      Thanks, that helps a lot. I might look into that. Keith--were you at this year's electroacoustic juke joint? You may know one of my professors (herriott), and Eric Sheffield, who assisted you on one of your pieces.
    • Jan 30 2008 | 3:47 am
      I love my ilok. Except when it breaks. I had the ilok stop working once, but luckily it was still under warranty and was replaced fairly quickly (a few days from the moment i sent it in, to when I got my new one). Not good news if you need it right away, but they have an "insurance" option that will replace your licence asap (but you need a 2nd working ilok to get the temp licenses).
      Overall, I love being able to run Max on ANY computer I want, Win or OSX. I recommend it, especially if you switch between a laptop and a workstation or between OS's or plan on cross platform development with Max.
      I hate dongles, but at least an ilok can eliminate multiple dongles (Max and some protools plugs on my ilok).