Other programs that 'phone home': Ghost Surf. Even if all I do is run a backup restore, using Drive Image to restore a direct exact copy from my backup hard drive to my daily use hard drive, GhostSurf somehow always detects it and wants me to reenter my email address and software key to reactivate it. Zone Alarm. There was a report a day or two ago that Zone Alarm was purchasedby a company located in Israel, and that ZA is suspected of doing double-duty as spyware for Israeli concerns now. It also said the quality of ZA's performance has dropped since the buyout/takeover, and that a good alternative was Kirio Personal Firewall 4. In the same report, someone suggested just using an older version of ZA, but I decided to be done with itand unloaded ZA immediately. To the gentleman who got a larger hard drive and ran into wierd problems, I would suggest getting a copy of Drive Image, and burn a complete copy of youroperating system and everything else, onto a multiple cd set, as a permanent backup copy. You can then do a complete restore at any time. Drive Image also has an editing feature, that even if the cd set is in compressed form, you can go into Drive Image edit mode, and retrieve individual files asneeded from your cd set. Maybe Drive Image also supports dvd burners now. If so, same difference. Alsoget the fastest cd or dvd burner you can afford to go with all this; it'sa big help. --- "Paul M. King peking7-at-mindspring.com |24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx|" <...> wrote: From: "Paul M. King peking7-at-mindspring.com |24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx|" <...> Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2004 00:09:27 -0700 To: ........................ Subject: [24hoursupport] Re: Transferring licensed application software Ron: Thanks for your thoughtful comments. I, too, have transferred my applicationsfrom computer to computer through ownership of four since 1990. Ihave never been challenged nor have I run into an instance of a program "reporting back" to its creator/proprietor that it was being installed on another machine. I avoid piracy, but sometimes have had an uneasy feeling about my own practices for software applications. This problem often solves itself in that a new computer means a new operatingsystem and updated proprietary applications which require fees to download. This tends to keep one honest just to stay current with technical advances. I am aware, however, that most software developers include clauses in their registration agreements warning against running a single paid application on two or more computers. These clauses usually threaten punitive legal action for piracy and the language is particularly strong if a proprietary operatingsystem is involved. In Googling for comments germaine to the guy who runs a computer or two at home, I was surprised at how little I found. Most of the posts are by universities and institutions who run a large number of computers and must constantly guard against their own staff fudging on registration agreements, thus making the organization vulnerable to legal action. I'm going to copy comments in this list for my friend and save hard copy for reference. I'm hoping others may add their experiences. PK For a web-based membership management utility and information on list policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- http://Flower.LocalStreets.com - A Network Of Top Florists For a web-based membership management utility and information on list policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject.