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Author Topic: Ashampoo Burning Studio 2010 Advanced at GAOTD (Aug 26, 2010)  (Read 2280 times)
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« on: August 26, 2010, 04:15:12 AM »

quite a well-known CD burner suite..



http://www.giveawayofthed...ing-studio-2010-advanced/
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« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2010, 05:27:32 AM »

This is version 9.2.4, not v10 like the description says. After installing it, they will offer you v10 as an update, but you will not get it free. It's only a trial. So, if you just want the free version, don't try to update it.
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« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2010, 07:53:13 AM »

This is version 9.2.4, not v10 like the description says. After installing it, they will offer you v10 as an update, but you will not get it free. It's only a trial. So, if you just want the free version, don't try to update it.
I had been using version 9 and ran into a problem.  I wrote to Ashampoo and they advised me to upgrade to version 10.  I wrote back and asked whether version 10 was free or not (I had received version 9 for free).  They told me version 10 was free, so I upgraded, and the upgrade solved my problem.  To my surprise, I've been very happy with it.  I had always assumed that the company's incessant promotional email messages were a sign of shoddy goods, but at least for me, Ashampoo Burning Studio 10 has been a pleasure to use.  However, I continue to get "special offers" from them to upgrade to version 10 Advanced for a price ($29.95, I think).  I see no reason to do so, given my limited needs.  All I'm trying to say is that there is a version 10 (not version 10 Advanced) that apparently the company is at times willing to supply for free, and in my experience it works well.  However, be prepared for lots of promotional emails to follow.
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« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2010, 08:14:03 AM »

as i found out some time ago, Ashampoo have a different type of version numbering. versions ending in years (like 2009, 2010) is actually a 'lite' version, compared to versions like v9 or v10. so ABS 2010 is not ABS v10, it's more likely to be ABS v9 'lite'.

of course, that being said, i'd like to know what the 'Advanced' stands for..  cheesy

btw, following are the excerpts of that thread where this version numbering was discussed..

i'm slightly confused by the version numbering. compared ABS v8, is "ABS 2009" a 'lite' version? undecided
Yes - 2009 is a lite version of 8.

Ashampoo's sales and marketting needs some serious cleaning up - I am still getting upgrade offers to both versions 6 and 7 - even though I am a registered user of both. The only version they haven't tried to flog me is version 8!!
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« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2010, 08:46:52 AM »

"Advanced" has already been offered for free more than once, including via the German chip.de: http://www.donationcoder....20058.msg214399#msg214399

If "free" is the main reason for getting this offer, the new user will want to disable the "Look for updates" option:



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« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2010, 11:11:04 AM »

GOTD is one of the sites I visit daily.  Have installed and kept quite a few of the offerings.  Drawbacks are that some authors flood you with upgrade opportunities (as is the case with this software, apparently) and that you lose the programs if windows has to be reinstalled.  Ashampoo might be a keeper for those without burning studios. 
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« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2010, 06:06:08 AM »

if anyone missed this offer, there's still an opportunity to get this software via majorgeeks store (thanks to Curt for the link). not sure how long is the promo but the download page has this info:

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Important - Distribution & Activation

Ashampoo Burning Studio 2010 Advanced is licensed exclusively from Ashampoo as part of this promotion and is strictly prohibited from general distribution. This software is available to MajorGeeks Software Store members. Store membership is free. If you subscribe to the store newsletter, you can unsubscribe at any time.



btw, there are also some other gratis Ashampoo products on the page.

http://store.majorgeeks.com/?act=search&cat=13
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« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2010, 06:27:46 AM »

Thanks for that. Just missed it at GOTD. Have 9 on other computer & use it regularly (feel no need to upgrade that); nothing much on this one, so this is good.
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