Re: Blatant Rant


Cy Selfridge
 

Hmm, I have always just told JAWS to confirm my authorization on-line and
didn't have to mess with that idiot long number/.
Somehow this whole authorization scheme really sucks.
Back in the good old days you had a disk with the blamed code on it and you
knew how many codes you had on it. You could remove the code from the
computer and put it back on the "floppy" when you were going to do things
which would probably wipe out your code.
Cy

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@...] On Behalf Of Farfar Carlson
Sent: Monday, March 25, 2013 11:31 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Blatant Rant

Steve,

And of course, you'll write this number into a text file that you can find
in the future, correct?

Dave Carlson
Tastefully composed and launched near the Pacific Ocean using a Dell
Latitude E6520, JAWS 14, and Windows 7 Professional 32-bit


----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Matzura" <number6@...>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@...>
Sent: Monday, March 25, 2013 05:44
Subject: Re: Blatant Rant


Exactly my plan. I was discussing this with another local JAWS user,
and we both agreed we haven't seen that number on any packaging since
versiion 7.

On Sun, 24 Mar 2013 06:32:30 -0700, you wrote:

Since you didn't record that number in a file somewhere, you will need to
wait until tomorrow, when you can call FS and ask them.

Annoying, but resolved with keeping a list of all your relevant
authorization, CD key, serial numbers, etc. in a text file somewhere.


Dave Carlson
Tastefully composed and launched near the Pacific Ocean using a Dell
Latitude E6520, JAWS 14, and Windows 7 Professional 32-bit


----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Matzura" <number6@...>
To: "jfw" <jfw@...>
Sent: Sunday, March 24, 2013 05:38
Subject: Blatant Rant


I went to register JAWS yesterday and made a startling and annoying
discovery. In order to register and license your copy of JAWS using
the Internet License Management facility, you need an authorization
number which, according to Freedom Scientific's FS activation page, in
both print and braille on the sleeve of the installation program CD.
OH yeah? Then the dots must be hidden, and the print is either
white-on-white or black-on-black, because nobody in my house, blind or
not, could find such a thing, and we looked on two different versions
that came in two different packages.

I suspect that what's really going on here is that somewhere, way back
when I first got JAWS with the serial number I'm currently using,
which was new for version 4.0 which was the first one to run on
Windows NT and above, the box it came in definitely did have an
authorization number on a stick-on braille label. Of course, 4.0 is
long, long ago, and so is the packaging in which it came. Since then,
I'm sure when updates come out, they are delivered directly from the
company that stamps out and packages the distribution CD's, so they
can't possibly be personalized with your very own authorization
number. If that's correct, where are we supposed to find this thing?
Inquiring minds wanna know, and answers will be gotten tomorrow
morning when FS technical support opens for business.

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