The Lifetime is Over

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Well I guess I should have expected it. Only one more free update to my beloved HTML Editor v12.8. Well, in this day and age it seems everyone is permitted to define words to their own whim - referring to "lifetime" of course. How many times have you clicked on an ad that says "Free" only to find that said item is free only if you remit a section of your aorta?

Well, I still have my Coffee Cup tee shirt which I wear proudly over my sagging chest. And I have the CC tags which I can display on the back of my Hyundai Veloster. I suppose there are a few more items I have from Coffee Cup around the house.

Tell you what guys; every time I wear my tee shirt from now on, I'll send you a bill, oh it won't be much. And then there is the rental fee for displaying the auto tags and for the promotional code in my web site. After a few months I'll be able to afford HTML Editor 14.1. Whaddaya say? Fair is fair, no?

Oh, in the meantime, if you want me, I'll be on Adobe's site.

Gerry
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A lot has changed Gerry since your last (and only) purchase in 2001. Yeah, 2001! ;)

So you got 15 years of free upgrades and free t-shirt. Seems to me you got one hell of a bargin my friend. ;)
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I makes me ponder something. I wonder how many free updates Adobe will offer? I wonder how their support staff is? I wonder how good their forums are and how many people devote large amounts of their free time answering questions. I wonder also if the VP of Software Development of Adobe will chime in and offer free advice and guidance to your questions. And I bet you won't find their software on for $30. Makes me wonder???? Sorry you feel that way Gerry.
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Sorry you feel that way Gerry. CC made a change in policy and announced it loud and clear to all. Their change in policy in no way leaves you out in the cold. You still have your version of the html editor to freely use. Their older versions are truly awesome and have made some great sites.:cool: If you don't want any of that CC gear I would send it all back as we wouldn't want you to have an ill feelings every time you saw them. I hope you look into grabbing RLM as this is going to rewrite the text books on website design.:)
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Well, I'll address Steve because the rest of the replies, including four (whoops, make that five) caustic ones which were removed apparently didn't require a reply.

First of all, I'm not cheap, I'm opinionated. I have Photoshop CS6 which I use every day, also an older version of Dreamweaver and you're right, Adobe's support sucks, but I've encountered worse. I thought it would have been prudent to send out a note to all your users when you decided that the free updates were terminated with 12.9 and certain products such as Flash were no longer being offered. Yeah, I know, no one else does it.

Anyhow, if you took my rant more seriously than I'd intended, I will say thanks for the editor and all the free updates. I learned how to program in HTML thanks to you guys. Your editor, at the onset was better than anything anyone (such as Microsoft) had to offer and at a better price. And yes, I suspected deep down that one way or I'd likely outlive the free update era. I wrote brokensinner.org using your flash generator. Unfortunately, the server I was using finally gave up the ghost after ten years of faithful service.

Who knows, I may update to 14.1. At least I've said my piece.

Gerry
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Just to clarify Gerry, they sent out notices about the discontinuance of the free updates, well over a year ago already, and even did the same for the Flash programs which they have gratefully made free programs now. You don't see that happen on Adobe either *winks*. Anyways, I truly would look into the Responsive Layout Maker if you're thinking to upgrade the HTML Editor. Or even watch and wait for the Responsive Web Designer coming in the future which will be very similar to the Layout Maker program, but will do complete sites. Either one or both will be awesome companions to the HTML Editor if you upgrade it (well actually it will be the other way around, the HTML Editor will be a companion to the other 2 programs lol).

Either way, I agree we've gotten some great free updates for a very long time, and CC must move up and be able to make a living too so I guess their discounted updates aren't a bad deal.

By the way, if you didn't get the emails on the updates changing to paid, it may be because you aren't signed up for their newsletter. Although I would have to say it should have been something sent to everyone that has purchased from them, if it wasn't already that is. Not sure how they sent it out, but I got plenty of notifications about it for quite a while when they first decided to change it.

Good luck whatever you decide to do though. :)
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There was lots of notification, explanations and discussions.
Plus... extra cheap upgrade prices to make it much less painful. :D
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Agreed, i'm staying CoffeeCup baby..

Theres a number on the wall for all of us angel, and if my numbers called today then so be it..

After you , sweetheart.
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And one more thing......
I can't put my PAID version of CS3 on to my new computer..... Because the old computer crashed, thus, i was unable to uninstall CS3. According to Adobe, I have it installed on 2 computers (even though it's only one) and there's no way to change this. :mad:
This is what you get when you spend the Big Bucks!
I chose to upgrade Xara instead (as well as my CC programs). :)
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I too pay for Adobe monthly, however I choose NOT to use any of their software except Lightroom and Photoshop..

It's for school though, so in fact.. working on my PC and rather not through VMWare is MUCH better with these two programs.

Adobe is cool for some-things, every company has it's perks I suppose.
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