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Lol thanks. Yeah I didn't have much room, but alot of planning went into it. Too bad I am gonna tear it apart for another project very soon!

That's how it goes sometimes, but at least you get to do a new build! Hope it goes well, and have fun!
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Hello all, please join me in welcoming @bitsum from Bitsum :)

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Thank you Enterprise! This is a great community, and I am confident we'll have a good relationship. I wish I'd stumbled upon this site earlier.

To anyone: Feel free to ask anything, or if you need anything let me know - I'll always answer in the most honest and helpful way I can.
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Welcome! To be frank, this was the first I heard of your company but that did prompt me to check it out further.
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Welcome! To be frank, this was the first I heard of your company but that did prompt me to check it out further.

Definitely my marketing budget does not allow for much advertisement, and - well - it takes money to have some real influence. I would need, for instance, a marketing director to really spend time cultivating relationships. That said, I feel like a breakthrough could happen at any time, and I've survived the last 20 years in business, so am sure it'll be fine even if I am never rich.

Right now I am pushing out more pure freeware to help bring traffic. You'll see the fruits of this soon. I intend for most of it to be open source.

A lot of users expect software for free, which does make it hard to generate revenue. However, when you take a closer look at a lot of the freeware in the Windows ecosystem, you see some ugly things.

First, as we all have seen, the dreaded installer bundle. Sure, a clever user, if he is careful, can hopefully click the right checkboxes to not install some crap along with the intended software, but it is deceitful in my mind. You are pushing really bad adware type software on the user that they didn't ask for! Fortunately this is starting to die, at least I hope.

Second, we see a download page full of 'Download Now' buttons. Now, again, a clever person who has time can find the right one, but it is *real* easy to pick the wrong one. Then the user, again, gets some crapware they never asked for. Meanwhile, the freeware author is compensated for the ad. These may be a a large malware vector tbh, though I don't have data to support that hypothesis.

I prefer it 'straight-up'. Like, look, all this is free, but if you want more, please buy the Pro Edition. So, that is my philosophy in a nutshell, not that anybody asked wink.gif. Of course, I accept that some users will never pay for software, which is why I run a lot of promotions to help free users get legitimate (limited update term) licenses, as an alternative to taking the malware risk inherent in any crack or keygen (and, yes, there is a risk, no matter how much you wish to believe in your source or security software .. it is *definitely* one of the largest malware vectors).
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I like everything you said, and wish you the best! I'll check in from time to time to see how things are smile.gif
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Welcome aboard Bitsum...
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Welcome, I found it funny about users wanting free software. Not false but it made chuckle. My issue currently is windows 10. It is getting worse, they are advertising to me! If they gave it to me, fine, butt this is rediculas, I paid for this! But I digress.... welcome, and thanks for taking the time
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Welcome, I found it funny about users wanting free software. Not false but it made chuckle. My issue currently is windows 10. It is getting worse, they are advertising to me! If they gave it to me, fine, butt this is rediculas, I paid for this! But I digress.... welcome, and thanks for taking the time

I agree but it is due to the fact they moved from a singular platform to service ecosystem. I do not agree with the advertising and that you have to take a few extra steps to remove all the ads and bloatware but one saving grace is that Windows 10 as an OS IMHO is great.
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