Posted 03 January 2006 - 12:04 AM
I've had several people tell me that purchasing OEM software is the way to go. I'm considering purchasing a copy of Adobe Photoshop, but when I read all the disclaimers I see that I cannot register the product, yet they will send instructions on how to activate it, which seems contradictory, and so on. I would get no printed license info, yet that one doesn't seem like a big deal.
I'm assuming that since I can't register that I would not be able to purchase upgrades in the future. Is that true? Then again, the OEM is cheaper than the official upgrades, so maybe it's a moot point.
How does this work? Is this a legal way to do this?
Another scenario is purchasing via eBay, where you get an older version, and an upgrade, for about half the price of a full new version. Sellers claim that it is fully legit.