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This 'CHECKOUT' BBS distributes software for the sole purpose of testing prior to purchase. You've 24 hours to try the software and determine that it is worth purchasing, then you must destroy it. The BBS Sysop feels that it is unfair to computer users that they are unable to evaluate software to see if it suits their needs. Many users have purchased products by the way the program 'looks' on the box and have been extremely disappointed - and have therefore wasted their money and (more important) time. Nobody in their right mind would purchase a car without test driving it first, or for that matter...purchase clothes without trying them on, so how can software vendors expect users to buy one of their products without first testing it? They will send copies of their software to large corporations to test but seem to forget there are also other users in the market willing to purchase their product if it meets their needs. This is where this checkout BBS comes in. This program is for evaluation only, if you like this product then go to your local computer store and purchase it, otherwise PLEASE do not USE or in anyway DISTRIBUTE this product! There are many advantages to purchasing this product including:
1) Technical Support: Software vendors set up technical support lines for the purpose of helping their registered users get the most out of the product and help with any bug concerns, etc. It is to your advantage to be able to use this (and the many features of the program). 2) Manuals: Manuals are a very important part of a software package. No book or text file can replace the original manuals, which come with the product. This enables the user to get the most out of the package, especially with the very complex programs of today.
3) Upgrades: With buying the original program, you are entitled to low priced or free upgrades to new versions, bug fixes, and 'enhancements'.
4) Legality: Using a program without owning a registered copy is illegal.
5) Control Of The When companies who create good products Industry: are supported, it reinforces the need for good products and helps the company continue to create more quality products. On the other hand, companies who create substandard products have two options; either improve their products or get out of the industry.
Until companies come up with a better way of allowing users to test their products before purchasing, 'checkout' BBSs will continue to make available products for your testing. Companies recently have started to head in this direction and you can now return some products to the company if you are not completely satisfied (Norton, and a few others), but this does not remedy the situation as the refund/credit takes a long time to get processed and is a BIG hassle! We feel that under the current software industry standards of doing business, that evaluating software releases prior to actual purchase is still the best solution.
Remember...if you decide to use a product, you MUST buy it!
By unzipping this file you agree to abide by all copyright laws of the United States as found in U.S.C.A., and specifically those sections regarding non-profit library check-out of software. Once your checkout period is over you must return or destroy this file. If you do not do so you will be in violation of Federal Law. If you have any questions regarding your legal liability please consult U.S.C.A. or your local attorney. Making copies or distribution of this file is expressly forbidden by Federal Law. You checkout period is 24 hours. If you can use this software please purchase it from your local retailer. *
This BBS is a non-profit system, which allows you to sample files before purchasing it. Once you have seen what the product is like, either purchase the product, or remove it from any and all disks/places of data storage. Also note, that it is ILLEGAL to copy software, and keep the copy, without buying the software.
Any uploads transfered to the BBS system, are those that the caller chose to
transfer their right and registration to the product to This BBS.
The uploader takes responsibility for the software, as stated above. Since the uploader had transfered the software, and all the rights of the software, to the BBS, he chooses them to be made available as demos, to be distributed to those under the intention of fully purchasing the software, or simply to use as a preview only to be disliked, and therefore removed.
WARNING: If you plan on "pirating" this file and its contents, you may be held accountable, and prosecuted. Remove the files you downloaded NOW from all data storage units, if this is your intention. Pirating refers to the act of keeping computer software that someone else has purchased after you have previewed it, or if you copy the software and distribute it to others. Also, do not charge money or trade this software to ANYONE!