"Uni" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> All Things Mopar wrote:
> > Greg, I don't recall seeing your name much in the PSP 9 beta.
> > Did you post this obvious defect? If yes, did you get any
> > response at all?
> > BTW, I agree with your characterization of Jasc as "screwing
> > the pooch". I did plunk my money down, though. I also posted
> > a response to Fred Hiltz asking if we were all duped or just
> > dumb.
> > Like you, I've been a PSP user and recommender for over 10
> > years. I started with PSP 1, written by Jasc's founder Bob
> > Voit, and did beta testing for him on 1 and 2.
> > Some people have mistakenly assumed I'm an advocate of bug-
> > free software, which I obviously know is impossible. But I
> > *am* an advocate of fixing the *known* bugs before you charge
> > people's credit cards!
> > I expect my "beta 3 in a box" in a day or so, and PSP 9 still
> > is showing on Jasc's web site as being a beta product. The
> > product they sell still shows as PSP 8.
> > Oh, well...
> > -- Jerry
PSP 9 is on my machine, has been for about a week now.
The manual cover is no longer a slick vinyl, but a less
expensive paper product. It has gone from 438 to 502 pages.
The upgrade is 49 bucks. As to value, you decide. It does
much more than Photoshop for the common user at that price..
I have registration numbers at Adobe for both Photoshop and
Illustrator at a cost exceeding $1200 dollars, which is updated
for a measly 185 bucks each, every time Adobe needs to
increase it's cash flow balance, with very few valuable features
or bug fixes added. They have followed the same trend with
Premier and Go Live. The only program they don't use as a
cash generating machine is Live Motion, which they just quit
supporting. Mistakenly thinking a total Adobe shop would
mean total compatibility among software, I bit the bullet several
years back. Today I'm at least one update behind on all
programs and will send no more money into the Adobe funnel.
As to the bugs in PSP 9, they will check for and update your
machine online daily if you select that option. I can wait for the
ones that don't bother me, and am happy to have the new
features now without waiting for a few bugs to be cleaned up.
As to hiding the bugs like Adobe and some other companies
do, read the release notes in V-9, there are five pages of known
bugs, there for all to see., If they fix them good, if not maybe
some will be by V-10.