13 January 2010

[design] Adobe To Remove Application Deactivation Cap

2296.Here's what looks like some big news for those of you who find yourselves having to move your Adobe design tools from one system to another: according to Eric Wilde at this Adobe blog posting, the deactivation cap of 20 goes is going to go away …
Currently, activating Adobe software has a limit on the number of deactivations that can occur. For all Adobe activating software (including Acrobat-based products), that deactivation limit is 20. Starting January 15th, the deactivation limit will no longer be enforced.

Deactivations are useful when installing the software on a new system. Adobe's license agreements stipulate that the software can be installed on two different systems at any one time. Activation is intended to enforce this license agreement. When installing on a new system it is often necessary to remove the software from older systems. That removal is tracked by deactivating the software on the old system prior to removing it.
Sounds like a sensible, customer-centered sort of thing to do. Thumbs-up from this longtime Adobe user.

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