just being honest

i have bought 95,98,2000 and ran all those legit

but they didnt have activation

i also change my machine hardware alot -

* quickbooks just went through a whole big customer backlash over activation..  food for thought

re: monks - make everything free then - sorry the analogy doesnt cut it.

your main competitor offers a free version of what you sell.  Last time i checked there were no free colas attacking Coke's lead. 

Free betas no hoops is still a simple way to at least give developers something free to build too - although its still not free for release - and theres no source  ( like Shared Source Program )