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Old 05-01-04, 10:14 PM
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Buy Or Download Software?

I've been thinking of getting Macromedia Contribute 2.0 and I have an option of either getting it from a store or just getting it downoladed on my computer from the Macromedia site. My question is if I lose my (downloaded) file for it how do I get it it back into my system?

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Old 05-01-04, 10:17 PM
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This thread isn't what I expected.

But I always will download if I have my druthers. Just make sure you backup the file to CD.
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Old 05-01-04, 10:26 PM
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In addition to the install file you download - you get a product key which is your license for that product. Just like if you buy it in a store on CD... Most sites will let you download again if you lose the software as long as you have the key.
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Old 05-01-04, 11:54 PM
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plus you can burn the file you download
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Old 05-02-04, 12:04 AM
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and write the file key on the cdr with a sharpie
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Old 05-02-04, 12:24 AM
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It's more convenient if you just download. On the other hand, you won't be able to sell the downloaded software if you decided you don't want to use it anymore.
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Old 05-02-04, 06:32 PM
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I downloaded my last 2 antivirus programs from their respective sites. It's so much more convenient.
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YoHOYOHo a Pirates life for me! :-D
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