Our Moderator alan1476 has just informed us that SlySoft will change it’s update policy in the near future.
Here is their announcement:
Since Slysoft’s beginnings in 2003, all Slysoft product licenses have
been sold with free product lifetime updates included. While standards,
technologies and SlySoft’s product range have changed significantly
since 2003, only now has Slysoft’s free lifetime update policy been
reviewed with respect to converting to an annual subscription fee format
for new license purchases.
According to SlySoft CEO Giancarlo Bettini, this change is justified and
will ensure first class products and future development:
"Our portfolio already contains eight products, and there is another
program in the pipeline. Each product is continuously being enhanced by
first-class developers; each product gets 24/7 top-notch multilingual
support. Our premises became a bit crowded in the last couple of years,
and, to be honest, we may not have reached our limits yet. Something
needs to be done in order to not only ensure Slysoft’s continued
commitment to excellence but to also promote future improvements:
namely, growth and development. With respect to current financial
challenges the current economy presents, modifying our update policy
seems to be the only fair and reasonable step in lieu of a substantial
price increase. Details are yet to be determined and will follow."
In fairness, SlySoft announces this probable step well in advance of its
implementation in order to provide all interested parties with the
opportunity to purchase SlySoft products with guaranteed lifetime free
updates. Those buyers who act quickly during this time can also save an
additional 20% with the special ongoing Christmas promotion.
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