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« Reply #25 on: May 02, 2011, 01:52:18 PM »

For those that may be interested, Directory Opus 10 has just been released:

For me, a no-brainer.

For the "it's too expensive" crowd, you should know that your desktop licence also allows you to install on a laptop.

Initial impressions: there's more clutter in the menu/toolbar area, and my DO9 toolbar icons have gained text that I had to dig about to get shot of: I think I'd have preferred it if the look had stayed very much the same and allowed me to add the new bits as and when. But hey, I'll get used to it.

I still don't think there's a file manager to touch it.
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« Reply #26 on: May 02, 2011, 02:29:53 PM »

BTW, when the website says an upgrade quote is only valid until 15th May, I think it just means that particular quote. You can ask for another quote after that time.

I don't know exactly how long the 40% offer will exist for but I'd be surprised if it was only for two weeks. A lot of people won't even realise Opus 10 is out in that amount of time.


The time limited 40% upgrade for existing 9 members.. um.. hello(?). Great way to show appreciation for your customers.

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« Reply #27 on: May 02, 2011, 02:44:36 PM »

For the "it's too expensive" crowd, you should know that your desktop licence also allows you to install on a laptop.
Too bad I only need two laptop licenses.
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« Reply #28 on: May 02, 2011, 02:47:27 PM »

The license does not specify that the primary computer cannot be a laptop.  All it says is that you can install it on one computer and a personal laptop for Home/SOHO use.  So the first computer is a laptop, and the second computer is a laptop.


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« Reply #29 on: May 02, 2011, 03:07:19 PM »

So no "battery check" like with Stylizer?
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« Reply #30 on: May 02, 2011, 03:14:08 PM »

I don't know exactly how long the 40% offer will exist for but I'd be surprised if it was only for two weeks. A lot of people won't even realise Opus 10 is out in that amount of time.

Last night, I sent an email message to the company asking how long the 40% discount offer will last.  I got back a very prompt and pleasant response telling me that it would last for 6 months.  Thmbsup
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« Reply #31 on: May 02, 2011, 03:18:15 PM »

Last night, I sent an email message to the company asking how long the 40% discount offer will last.

Jeez - what's up with the following a rational, logical way to get an answer to this?  Now we can't speculate wildly.
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« Reply #32 on: May 02, 2011, 04:12:11 PM »

Last night, I sent an email message to the company asking how long the 40% discount offer will last.

Jeez - what's up with the following a rational, logical way to get an answer to this?  Now we can't speculate wildly.

Of course we can!  When have we ever let mere facts stand in our way?  Grin
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« Reply #33 on: May 03, 2011, 04:16:04 PM »

I just purchased the upgrade, and after registering the program, the License Manager states "This certificate is valid for installation on a single computer (plus one personal laptop for HOME/SOHO users only)."

I don't know if past versions allowed installation on a laptop with a normal license, but I don't recall ever seeing that.
Your memory is deficient. Nothing has changed on that front.
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« Reply #34 on: May 03, 2011, 04:20:19 PM »

Let me guess: They still can't see a reason to provide lifetime updates?
Yes. Bummer.

I paid $50 for Windows 3.1 sometime back in the 19th century. It is outrageous that Bill Gates asks me to pay again every time he breathes on Windows.

Why did he ask me to pay for 98, ME, XP, Vista, Win 7? He probably did the upgrades while eating lunch at McDonalds.
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« Reply #35 on: May 03, 2011, 04:31:51 PM »

I personally find this "limited time" thing offensive - instead of making me want to buy it before the time runs out it makes me want to move to another file manager.
Ever been to a supermarket? Or do your servants do that for you?

It may well be that owners of older versions will continue to get some lesser discount.

The choice is yours.

The real tragedy is that Australia was not in thrall to bankers, and has an economy that did not implode because Americans took out loans to buy houses that they could never afford to repay. So the Australia exhange rate is in the stratosphere, an Upus costs us foreigners more.

Then again, the rest of the planet has had to put up with rapacious American software houses that charge everyone else much more for software than they ask of locals. Nice to see this biting back the other way for a change. Pity the extra money doesn't reach GP Software.
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« Reply #36 on: May 03, 2011, 04:36:33 PM »

I personally find this "limited time" thing offensive - instead of making me want to buy it before the time runs out it makes me want to move to another file manager.
Ever been to a supermarket? Or do your servants do that for you?

no, I'm poor actually (honestly!)


[edit] silly thing to say really. Compared with really poor, I just have to pick and choose what I buy. as for the quote... :p [/edit]
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« Reply #37 on: May 03, 2011, 04:41:29 PM »

I do like the "old-fashioned" way where you pay a set upgrade price from the previous version. So your upgrade price is valid till another new full-version is released.

But the times they are a changing - at least they're not charging per year.
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« Reply #38 on: May 03, 2011, 04:47:13 PM »

But the times they are a changing - at least they're not charging per year.
Mailwasher tried that and the sky fell in.

Reinstated a lifetime price.

But that was for an update that was mostly cosmetic.
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« Reply #39 on: May 03, 2011, 06:23:56 PM »

Pity the extra money doesn't reach GP Software.

Where does it go?
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« Reply #40 on: May 03, 2011, 06:30:02 PM »

I figure I spend more time with my file manager than any other program, so I'm willing to pay for the best.  I've had a few annoyances here and there with past versions of DO that I had to fix through external programs, autohotkey scripts, and the like that DO10 seemed to fix.

I wish it was cheaper, but I'm happy with the upgrade.
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« Reply #41 on: May 03, 2011, 07:05:49 PM »

I upgraded to DO 10 almost immediately after it was released.. hey, its several years since a major version was released,
and the What's New list is rather extensive.

It finally has copy queues for one (apparently someone suggested it 4 years or so ago, i.e around when DO 9 was released or so).
In my case there was some issues to with changing the gui colors as I like it, and some revised toolbars, but nothing really major.
Now if the foldertabs could be silver on black it'd be back to normal.
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« Reply #42 on: May 03, 2011, 08:48:07 PM »

In my case there was some issues to with changing the gui colors as I like it, and some revised toolbars, but nothing really major.
Now if the foldertabs could be silver on black it'd be back to normal.

Will this part of Preferences do the colors you want?

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« Reply #43 on: May 04, 2011, 02:23:42 AM »

Pity the extra money doesn't reach GP Software.

Where does it go?

I think he means it is just eaten up by the exchange rate change. It is only the same number of Australian dollars for GP Software
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« Reply #44 on: May 04, 2011, 02:57:25 AM »

I just discovered that my folder aliases all now resolve to C:\Documents and Settings\[path]
Thus, for example, if I enter Art as a lister path, and Art is aliased as G:\Art
DOpus 10 thinks that it means
C:\Documents and Settings\Godfrey\Art
not G:\Art

These were working fine in DOpus 9  Sad

Could someone be kind enough to check that out before I contact GP Software?
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« Reply #45 on: May 04, 2011, 03:22:35 AM »

Pity the extra money doesn't reach GP Software.

Where does it go?
Probably into the pockets of a wunch of bankers.

It is down to the change in exchange rates.

GP Software just charged me AUS$71 for a pair of licences. That comes in at around £41. (Still good value for three PCs.)

Back when I bought my licence, that would probably have been nearer £30.

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« Reply #46 on: May 04, 2011, 05:46:05 AM »

I personally find this "limited time" thing offensive - instead of making me want to buy it before the time runs out it makes me want to move to another file manager.
Ever been to a supermarket? Or do your servants do that for you?

It may well be that owners of older versions will continue to get some lesser discount.

The choice is yours.

The real tragedy is that Australia was not in thrall to bankers, and has an economy that did not implode because Americans took out loans to buy houses that they could never afford to repay. So the Australia exhange rate is in the stratosphere, an Upus costs us foreigners more.

Then again, the rest of the planet has had to put up with rapacious American software houses that charge everyone else much more for software than they ask of locals. Nice to see this biting back the other way for a change. Pity the extra money doesn't reach GP Software.


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« Reply #47 on: May 04, 2011, 08:39:48 AM »

I just discovered that my folder aliases all now resolve to C:\Documents and Settings\[path]
Thus, for example, if I enter Art as a lister path, and Art is aliased as G:\Art
DOpus 10 thinks that it means
C:\Documents and Settings\Godfrey\Art
not G:\Art

These were working fine in DOpus 9  Sad

Could someone be kind enough to check that out before I contact GP Software?

I havent used aliases, but just made one - if I enter is as a lister path it tries to go to:
C:\Program Files\Directory Opus[\alias name here]
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« Reply #48 on: May 04, 2011, 09:06:46 AM »

I just discovered that my folder aliases all now resolve to C:\Documents and Settings\[path]
Thus, for example, if I enter Art as a lister path, and Art is aliased as G:\Art
DOpus 10 thinks that it means
C:\Documents and Settings\Godfrey\Art
not G:\Art

I never use aliases, but I tested the following, and it works if I type /umusic into the location bar.  Note the forward slash instead of a backslash

Aliases
umusic   M:\Media\Unsorted Music
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« Reply #49 on: May 04, 2011, 09:13:33 AM »

^ that's the trick thumbs up
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Well, I took the plunge as well.

I bought it from the german site HAAGE&PARTNER (site & shop - both in english) with the added bonus of getting free SFTP & USB **
BE WARNED, my initial install was german, but then I used the german language shop. I dont know if the install from the english language shop is in english - but i suspect not. You then have to find the option to change language to English.

** I got these 'free' with the upgrade (but they dont know how long this will be the case), for a couple of euros more than the gpsoft price (i paid €40 - there's 19% vat also included in that price - I dont know if that's charged for all countries).
NOTE free SFTB & USB is only advertised for when buying 10 new - I asked about it for the upgrade, they said it's currently the case but they dont know for how long.
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