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What are people saying about Nexus Ultimate

Louis H Now here is one I forgot I even had! I picked up Winstep Extreme some time ago. I think I stopped using it to try a few similar type programs and then simply forgot to go back to it! Michael spoke somewhere else around here about needing a support group for BDJ "addicts," and I think I night need a support group for remembering what exactly I've purchased here in the past!!!

If you are looking for a program of this type, i recommend you give this one a trial run. And if you do buy it, give serious thought to upgrading to Winstep Extreme.
Apr 27 2011 at 5:06pm Copy Link
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Vern User So, are all of the features in Nexus Ultimate included in (and therefore a subset of) the Winstep Extreme product? Or, are these two entirely separate, unique products? It's a bit tough to tell from the website's limited descriptions.
Apr 27 2011 at 6:09pm Copy Link
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Jorge Coelho Winstep Xtreme includes *all* Winstep applications. Nexus Ultimate is therefore a sub-set of Winstep Xtreme, as you said.
Winstep Software Technologies - Apr 27 2011 at 6:28pm Copy Link
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Michael K Can you please clarify if the $14.95 upgrade price from this offer to Winstep Xtrreme is for Winstep Xtreme - Basic or to the Winstep Xtreme Pro Version.
Apr 27 2011 at 7:32pm Copy Link
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Jorge Coelho It's for the normal Winstep Xtreme version (I guess you can call it the 'Pro' version). :-)

Once Nexus Ultimate has been registered, a 'Upgrade to Xtreme' button appears in the About tab of Preferences. Click there and you will be taken to a page from where you can upgrade to Winstep Xtreme for $14.95.
Winstep Software Technologies - Apr 27 2011 at 7:37pm Copy Link
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Indusekar S K I find from your site the offer available is lesser than the one here by 2 cents:
http://www.winstep.net/buynow/nexus.asp

Is the upgrade offer eligible to all registered users or only to those who buy it from here.
Apr 27 2011 at 7:40pm Copy Link
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Jorge Coelho End price is the same, the $12.48 is displayed here as $12.50 because it was rounded off in the counter above.

The upgrade offer is available to all registered Nexus Ultimate users - it's mentioned here because upgrading to Winstep Xtreme via the discounted version of Nexus Ultimate at Bits Du Jour ($12.48 + $14.95) is cheaper than buying Winstep Xtreme directly for $39.90.
Winstep Software Technologies - Apr 27 2011 at 7:55pm Copy Link
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c j The lack of an offer on the Winstep Xtreme version at BitsDuJour is a deal breaker for me.

In addition, instead of the usual 12 month version upgrade Winstep offers, they should offer the additional option of Lifetime user versions of their products.
Apr 28 2011 at 12:40am Copy Link
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Staley What is the upgrade price from Nexus Ultimate Network Edition to Winstep Xtreme?
Apr 28 2011 at 1:33am Copy Link
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Jorge Coelho Cj, this deal is for Nexus Ultimate, not Winstep Xtreme.

Also, a lifetime upgrade license policy doesn't do anyone any good if the company goes bust because of it.
Winstep Software Technologies - Apr 28 2011 at 1:33am Copy Link
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Jorge Coelho Andrew, it would be the price difference. This said, there is no direct upgrade path for that, you will have to contact Winstep support, sorry. :-)
Winstep Software Technologies - Apr 28 2011 at 1:37am Copy Link
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c j Of course this is an offer for Winstep Nexus Ultimate, not Winstep Xtreme, that is the point that I and others are very disappointed in Nexus.

Also, a Lifetime upgrade license policy does do everyone good as both the end-user and the company benefits. A one time fee for the user and a substantially higher up-front fee for the company. Many great software companies offer 'Lifetime Licenses', i.e. Ultraedit, DVDfab, VSO, to just name a few, and they are not going bust as you put it.
Apr 28 2011 at 2:06am Copy Link
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Jorge Coelho Cj, Nexus Ultimate is a full blown product by itself, while Winstep Xtreme is a suite of applications (Nexus Ultimate being one of the included applications). This promotion already allows you to save $12.45 over purchasing Winstep Xtreme directly for $39.90, even though it's Nexus Ultimate that is on promotion here and not Xtreme.

Yet you still complain? :-P

As for the upgrade policy, I can also give you many more examples of extremely successful companies that don't, Microsoft, Apple, etc, being just a couple. I can only imagine where Microsoft would be today had it offered free life time upgrades to Windows and Office back in the 90's.

Either way, I don't think this is the place for a discussion on the benefits of life time vs. non-life time upgrade policies. I'll be happy to continue this discussion on the Winstep forums, where you can read my full point of view about this subject (and discuss it, if you want) here:

http://forums.winstep.net...?f=5&t=326
Winstep Software Technologies - Apr 28 2011 at 2:25am Copy Link
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c j Nexus Ultimate is missing features of Winstep Xtreme and as such is a subset of Winstep Xtreme. If a user ONLY wants the features of the Ultimate edition then this is a $12.45 bargain. On the other hand if one wants a full complete set of features that are available from Winstep Xtreme this is not a bargain.

My point is that Winstep needs to offer the Winstep Xtreme on BitsDurJour, in addition to this offer of Nexus Ultimate, with the option of a Lifetime License.
Apr 28 2011 at 2:42am Copy Link
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Michael K Without trying them out, I'mnot sure if I'd use Nexsus Ultimate or would instead want to Upgrade to Winstep Xxtreme.

Either way, I'm interested to know the impact on my computer resources used by both these programs.

Do things slow down at all or is there any other impact you could tell us about or give some information on please.?
Apr 28 2011 at 2:52am Copy Link
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Jorge Coelho CJ, there have already been promotions of Xtreme here on Bits Du Jour. Who knows, maybe there will be another in the future? Currently there are no plans for it, though.

As for the lifetime license, forget it, sorry. Won't happen, and I suggest you read the link I posted above to find out why not. :-)

Michael, every program you run on your computer has *some* impact. Whether you actually notice this impact or not depends on a lot of variables, from your system specs to how many things you are running at the same time and the features/effects you have enabled.

If you enable every single eye candy setting and effect in Nexus Ultimate, then it will obviously run slower (and consume more memory) than if only a handful of effects were enabled.

Anyway, you can download a trial of Nexus Ultimate from the Download button above and find out for yourself. :-)

If your system has very little RAM (we're talking 256 MB and such here), Nexus Ultimate even allows you to trade off some speed for less memory usage (check the Performance Settings button in the Advanced tab of Preferences).
Winstep Software Technologies - Apr 28 2011 at 3:05am Copy Link
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Ulrich Hello Jorge, I got the Nexus Ultimate 10 last time it was offered here, and used another version of Nexus as part of Winstep before that.
I see that you are now offering version 11.2 - could you please list the most important new features that make the software more productive? As I am using it constantly, as the only way to start the applications I use to perform my daily work, I am not really that interested in "eye candy" additions, but would love to know if there is something could make common tasks easier, without turning my current installation into a trial. Thank you in advance.
Apr 28 2011 at 3:17am Copy Link
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Jorge Coelho Ulrich, hard to say without knowing exactly the last version you used. New usability and functionality features are constantly being added, besides the eye candy ones. And I mean tons of new features in every release.

If it helps, you can read the full list of changes to Nexus Ultimate from the history file here:

http://www.winstep.net/hi...timate.txt

Don't forget that once a registered Winstep user, always a registered Winstep user: this means that, even if you haven't renewed in years, you can always upgrade to the latest version for the price of an upgrade subscription renewal (also $12.50 in this case). This, in turn, gets you another year of free upgrades.

Also, you can always try new versions even if these fall outside your period of free upgrades: there is a built-in roll back mechanism that enables you to go back to the version you were previously using if you feel the new release doesn't have features that justify a renewal of your upgrade subscription.
Winstep Software Technologies - Apr 28 2011 at 3:51am Copy Link
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Roger Thomasson @ C J

Today's promotion is for Nexus Ultimate, not Winstep Xtreme.

If you feel as though Nexus Ultimate isn't satisfactory for your needs, you are always welcome to purchase Winstep Xtreme at regular price:

http://www.winstep.net/xtreme.asp

If you'd like to continue this (or the lifetime upgrade) conversation, please do so on our forums.

-r
BitsDuJour Admin - Apr 28 2011 at 4:07am Copy Link
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Ulrich Thank you, that certainly helped. I just placed the order for the new version. :)
Apr 28 2011 at 4:12am Copy Link
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Michael K I am thinking of buying the Nexus Ultimate Home Network Edition.

If I do, can I upgrade to the Xtreme Home Network Edition and what is the cost ?
Apr 28 2011 at 4:21am Copy Link
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Jorge Coelho Michael, yes you can.

Cost is $78.95 (Xtreme Home Network) - $48.95 (Nexus Ultimate Home Network) = $30

In total you will spend $54.48 ($24.48 for discounted Nexus Ultimate Home Network + $30 price difference) for a Xtreme Home Network license worth $78.95, thus saving $24.48 over purchasing Winstep Xtreme Home Network directly.

You will have to send an email to Winstep support when you want to upgrade to Xtreme Home Network, though. :-)
Winstep Software Technologies - Apr 28 2011 at 4:43am Copy Link
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John S. I'm running objectdock now, and one thing I like is, say I have IE open with 3 tabs, I can hover my mouse over and see a little preview of each open tab.

I just downloaded and trying Nexus now, and it only displays the current tab in focus in IE.

I tried searching but couldnt any option to enable this in Nexus.

Am I missing this or does nexus NOT have this feature ?
Apr 28 2011 at 4:47am Copy Link
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Michael K Thank you Jorge, you have been a very responsive vendor which is much appreciated - I will be making my purchase within the hour!
Apr 28 2011 at 4:54am Copy Link
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Jorge Coelho John S., indeed live window thumbnails of running applications in Nexus Ultimate only show the currently active tab for each open IE window.

I've found most users actually prefer it that way, but, being all pro-choice, I'll eventually add the option to see the multiple tabs instead.

This said, keep digging, to compensate you will find many things that Nexus can do that the competition can't - especially in terms of functionality, which has always been a priority for Winstep.

Ah, and on the eye candy front, in the upcoming v11.4 (of which a private beta is already available to registered Winstep users via the Beta Discussion section of the Winstep Forums) you can mix all those nice dock mouse over effects unique to Nexus with the Magnify effect. The Squish effect together with Magnify, for instance, is a sight for sore eyes! ;-)
Winstep Software Technologies - Apr 28 2011 at 5:10am Copy Link
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John S. Maybe I'm missing it somewhere, but looking at your website, and directly under:
Running Applications
Nexus is a complete taskbar replacement with the ability to display running applications on the dock - with Windows 7 "Superbar" abilities, including Aeropeek, even on Windows XP.

It displays a picture of what I'm asking about. It appears as the IE icon is highlighted, and it's giving a preview of the open tabs.

Also, I take it that there is no Trial for the ultimate ?

I'm just wondering how the additional docks work in comparison to what I'm currently using.
Apr 28 2011 at 5:35am Copy Link
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Jorge Coelho John S., those are actually two separate IE windows (i.e. not two tabs on the same IE window).

Nexus can display live previews of running applications as you see in that picture, but not a preview for EACH tab in IE or FF.

The reason you only see a single IE icon in the dock is because the list of running applications is in 'grouped' mode (note the little two number at the bottom right of the icon, this means there are two instances of IE running).

Usually there is no trial for Ultimate (the single-dock free version *is* the trial), but, for this promotion, you can download it by clicking the Download link below the counter in this very page (top right).
Winstep Software Technologies - Apr 28 2011 at 5:48am Copy Link
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Tazzie As a long time user of Object Dock Plus who switched to Winstep Extreme, I must express how pleased I am with Winstep Extreme. The customization options are impressive and makes it possible to tweak WE as needed to minimize impact on system resources yet still enjoy as many features of WE as possible.

I am getting tired of the whiners who think they can dictate terms to software developers. Nexus Ultimate is definitely a separate program and can be run as such on your system. Winstep did not have to offer the upgrade option to Winstep Ultimate, so it is to their credit that they have offered this option to those who want WE ... instead of having to wait until WE is offered on BDJ.

As for the lifetime upgrades, I agree with Jorge's points. I would rather pay more to ensure that the software continues to be upgraded than to try to save a few bucks with lifetime upgrades. Lifetime upgrades may save you money until you are forced to buy a competing software program because the one with lifetime upgrades went broke and belly-up.

I encourage everyone to try Nexus Ultimate. I have used Object Dock Plus and loved it but was frustrated with its limitations. NU meets my needs much better, not to mention the eye candy if I am so inclined :) The upgrade to WE is worth it, considering what you get for the reduced upgrade price. Check it out on their website. Also ... one big plus in their favor is that NU/WE is compatible with skins from other programs such as Rocketdock, Object Dock, etc., so you will be able to use your old favorite skins from other programs instead of having to start from scratch to build a skin file.
Apr 28 2011 at 6:56am Copy Link
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Jorge Coelho I paid him to say that. ;-)

Thanks, Tazzie. :-)
Winstep Software Technologies - Apr 28 2011 at 7:10am Copy Link
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Gerard Booth I must agree word for word with every point Tazzie has made, so there is no point repeating them. I also purchased the main competing product and promptly unistalled it once I found Extreme.

I think everyone who use's this type of software will have tried everything available, as I did, and the overwhelming majority agree that Winstep products are quite simply the best available anywhere.

Just as important you get outstanding support and regular software updates.

So there you are, if you are looking for this type of software and you want the best available, just click Buy Now. simple as that.

and Jorge you don't need to pay me, i'll let you have that one for free ;-)
Apr 28 2011 at 7:41am Copy Link
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Randall Schoonhoven I agree with Tazzie; you ought not be browbeaten for choosing what products to offer here. Your prices and licensing seem reasonable.

Several others have mentioned ObjectDock, but not Fences, which I do use and like very much. Do you happen to know whether your products (not just Nexus) are compatible with Fences?

Thanks!
Apr 28 2011 at 8:02am Copy Link
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Jorge Coelho Randall, no reason not to be, and I never had anyone complaining about conflicts. With Fences or any other Stardock software.

The only advice I can think of is for you not to use the built-in Winstep function to hide desktop icons. Not sure what that would do with Fences running.
Winstep Software Technologies - Apr 28 2011 at 8:06am Copy Link
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VLM Hi,

Sorry if this sounds lame, but I've never used any of your products before, Jorge. So I have a couple of questions:

1. Native 64-bit support for Win 7?
2. Runs equally well under Win 7 and Win XP Pro SP3 (32-bit)?
3. Washes my car while I go out for a run?
(Just kidding ... well ... maybe ... ??? :):)

Thanks!
Apr 28 2011 at 8:22am Copy Link
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Jorge Coelho 1. Yes. It is actually developed on a Win 7 64-bit system.
2. Yes.
3. No, but it makes toast for you in the morning. ;-)
Winstep Software Technologies - Apr 28 2011 at 8:25am Copy Link
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Staley So if I understand this right... There is no requirement for on-line activation? I mean the computer doesn't need connectivity to install this program? Also does this program "phone home" in anyway that would report license info that could be a back end licensing scheme? The only reason I ask is I am firmly against DRM and on-line/hardware footprint means of activation. Instead of the simple plain old email me serial code to activate/register the product to a full version.

This was one BIG reason I am no longer an active Stardock customer. And I purchased almost all upgrades and software from Stardock, prior to them adopting an activation requirement.

As I stated above, I am really seriously looking into a license of the Network Edition, as I legally license my software and don't like to get punished by software vendors, due to the people that pirate the software... they are still going to pirate in the end.
Apr 28 2011 at 8:31am Copy Link
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VLM Hi Jorge,

Thanks for your quick response! I guess if it makes toast, that will do. :)

Ditto Andrew's inquiry ... I'm also looking at the network edition for the same reason ... proper legal licensing. And I also value my personal privacy, as do we all.
Apr 28 2011 at 8:35am Copy Link
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Guy Good I was reading this offer:

Nexus Ultimate registered users can upgrade to Winstep Xtreme directly from the program itself for only $14.95

Is there a time limit on how quickly the buyer has to decide to take advantage of this upgrade offer? If you are new to using Nexus, it might take awhile before deciding the Winstep Xtreme features are of interest.

Thank You.
Apr 28 2011 at 9:12am Copy Link
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jboothco Can someone please explain what the network edition is? It is offered for sale, but I cannot find any mention of it on their website.
Apr 28 2011 at 10:26am Copy Link
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Stephane M @John Booth
I found this: http://www.winstep.net/buynow/nexus.asp
The "Winstep Nexus Ultimate - Home Network Edition" is mentioned on this page.
Hope this helps.
Apr 28 2011 at 11:07am Copy Link
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Jorge Coelho Sorry everyone, had been up all night went to rest a little bit for a couple of hours.

Andrew, while I won't discuss details on the ant-piracy software mechanisms used by Winstep applications, I can say that there is NO Internet Activation or DRM. You don't need the Internet to run and register Winstep software.

This, however, does not mean that the software will not use the Internet to protect itself, but this will be transparent to you. I believe in the right software developers have to protect their work, as long as this doesn't inconvenience legit users.

I am dead against locking software to hardware, forced Internet activation and dongles of any kind, for instance.
Winstep Software Technologies - Apr 28 2011 at 11:07am Copy Link
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Jorge Coelho The President, Winstep applications are shell enhancements, not shell replacements.

While Winstep Xtreme goes further than Nexus in that it optionally 'replaces' the Windows taskbar and Start Menu with it's own version, it's still running on top of Explorer or whatever the shell is. Of course, if you running an alternate shell, you might not be able to use some of the more advanced functions, depending on how complete the alternate shell is. Xtreme was developed primarily with Explorer in mind.

Nexus and Nexus Ultimate, on the other hand, are simply utilities that run on top of whatever is there, just like any other normal applications.
Winstep Software Technologies - Apr 28 2011 at 11:13am Copy Link
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Jorge Coelho Guy Good, there is no time limit. In fact, take your time to get acquainted with Nexus Ultimate and how Winstep applications work. :-)

John Booth, it's mentioned in the Buy Now page of each product. Essentially it's a 'home network' type license for up to 5 users (for instance, a family living in the same house).
Winstep Software Technologies - Apr 28 2011 at 11:16am Copy Link
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Silat I purchased Winstep Ultimate and am very pleased. Jorge is obviously a hands on software designer and he has answered all my questions within hours of them being asked.
I highly recommend the product.
Apr 28 2011 at 12:33pm Copy Link
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sjc 1963 Even though it has many features unique to it I find that NU is missing some easy to use issues that Objectdock Plus 2 has and that is why I bought ODP2 instead awhile back (On sale as well.). This is still a good deal.
Apr 28 2011 at 12:43pm Copy Link
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Jorge Coelho sjc1963, each application has its own strengths and weaknesses.

This said, one thing you can't deny is that Nexus development pace far outweighs that of OD2, each new release making Nexus far more powerful and easier to use.

In that spirit, Winstep is always open to suggestions and constructive criticism - so please feel free to share what you felt Nexus is missing in relation to OD2. One thing I like very much about OD2, for instance, is the simplicity of the new User Interface (UI), especially in comparison to the one in v1.x.
Winstep Software Technologies - Apr 28 2011 at 1:00pm Copy Link
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Tazzie Jorge makes a good point as to the development pace of OD2, which is one of the reasons I switched to Winstep Extreme. I got really tired of waiting for the various Stardock programs, including OD2 to be upgraded. You don't get the incremental upgrades between major upgrades that you get with WE. Although OD2 had some nice upgrades, it was a bit of a letdown for me, considering how long we had to wait for it to come out.

Since I am as guilty as Louis is of pigging out on software and then forgetting what I have, I depend on Nexus Ultimate to help me keep my programs organized and at my fingertips. The customizability allows me to take full advantage of this organization and how I use it to work with my programs ... there's just no substitute for that!

Now, Jorge, maybe we should talk about my commission, huh? LOL
Apr 28 2011 at 1:53pm Copy Link
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Jorge Coelho Eheh. Check is in the mail. :)
Winstep Software Technologies - Apr 28 2011 at 1:54pm Copy Link
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John S. Jorge,
I'd like to thank you for the info you replied back to me on here, and for pointing me in the direction of the trial of for ultimate. While Looking at pictures and a scaled down version of nexus, I did have doubt's and was not fully sold against objectdock 2. However after playing with the ultimate version, it just has soooo much more option to offer, I can't try them all out in this little time.

So it looks like I'm going to buy the network version after I type this up. :-) This will give me more time to go through everything.

While i'm used to objectdock, I like to go with a software that is actively being developed.

The only real thing I'm TRUELY GONNA MISS is my multiple tab preview on Internet Explorer :-( Hint Hint... hopefully Nexus will get in a very soon update..
Apr 28 2011 at 2:16pm Copy Link
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Jorge Coelho Well, and that wraps this promotion! Thanks everybody for their comments! :-)

Crashing into bed now. :-P
Winstep Software Technologies - Apr 28 2011 at 5:05pm Copy Link
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VLM Jorge, if you're still online, I have a couple of purchasing questions.

1. Your page https://secure.bmtmicro.c...oppingCart displays the NU network edition at 24.48, but when I click on the "add to cart" button, it displays 48.95. When I process the order, a discount code appears, but then the error message:

The discount code you provided cannot be used at this time. (The discount scheme, to which this code belongs, is not active). Your order was not processed.

How can I get the special price on your website?

Thanks!
Apr 28 2011 at 5:16pm Copy Link
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Jorge Coelho I think you were a minute or two too late, the promotion was already over and the discount code disabled, but the shopping cart still 'remembered' your last visit to it.

Send me an email to the Winstep support address and I'll let you know what you need to do tomorrow. :-)
Winstep Software Technologies - Apr 28 2011 at 6:19pm Copy Link
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VLM Already done last evening. And thank you!
Apr 29 2011 at 4:15am Copy Link
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HJ B The promotional blurb says that one can upgrade from Nexus Ultimate ($12.50) to Winstep Xtreme for $14.95.

1. Does that mean the cost of Winstep Xtreme end up being $27.45?

2. On the vendor's website, in one place it says that Winstep Xtreme is "from $29.95" and in another place it says the price is $39.95.

As a general comment, at least on my screen, the vendor's website is very difficult to read because of its use of a black background and the size of the typeface.
Oct 29 2011 at 3:28am Copy Link
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Jorge Coelho Hi HJ, and my apologies for the late reply...

1. Yes. You save $12.45 from the full $39.90 price of Winstep Xtreme.

2. $29.95 is for 'Winstep Xtreme Basic'. The full version costs $39.90.

There's a Product Comparison page at

http://www.winstep.net/comparisonfaq.asp

which explains the difference between versions.
Winstep Software Technologies - Oct 29 2011 at 11:45am Copy Link
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Techtoysavvy What is the upgrade price for Home Network version?
Oct 29 2011 at 12:42pm Copy Link
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Jorge Coelho Prasad, you mean when upgrading from Nexus Ultimate to Winstep Xtreme?

Depends on whether you've purchased the single license *or* the Home Network version of Nexus Ultimate. Either way, it will be the price difference between the two.

Assuming you purchase Nexus Ultimate Home Network today for only $24.50: Nexus Ultimate Home Network normally costs $48.95, Winstep Xtreme Home Network is $78.95, so $78.95 - $48.95 = $30.
Winstep Software Technologies - Oct 29 2011 at 1:01pm Copy Link
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Techtoysavvy Thanks. That is what I wanted to know.
I just got the home network license and will try it out first. It look interesting.
Oct 29 2011 at 6:19pm Copy Link
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Nick Kobe What is the practical difference between Winstep Extreme Full and Winstep Extreme Home Network Edition when the license is per user concurrent use if there is one use with several laptops, desktop, and tablet periodically on a home network? Thanks!
Oct 30 2011 at 5:53am Copy Link
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Jorge Coelho The single user license is for personal use only. The Home Network license, for instance, allows you to use the same license in more than one computer of your household, even if these are used by different persons (e.g.; husband, wife, kids, etc...)
Winstep Software Technologies - Oct 30 2011 at 12:54pm Copy Link
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Garry Camps can this be used to extend a previous subscription
Jan 16 at 1:25am Copy Link
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Jorge Coelho @Garry Camps - No. Renewing your subscription for another year of free updates should always be done through the application itself - if you no longer have it installed, simply send an email to the Winstep support address to get the correct renewal URL.
Hasan Y. Lifetime Licence?
Jan 19 at 3:42am Copy Link
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Gary92 Is this a "lifetime" license or a "paid upgrades" one?
Jan 19 at 3:54am Copy Link
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Jorge Coelho @Hasan, Gary92:

http://www.winstep.net/nxupgradefaq.asp
Gary92 Ok, so it's a "1 year upgrades" license, then paid renewal for future releases.
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Jorge Coelho @Gary92 - Yes. You get 1 year of free upgrades. After that period, if you want to receive further upgrades you renew your upgrade subscription for half the full original price. This, in turn, entitles you to another year of free upgrades.

You do not have to renew if none of the features in the new releases interest you - you simply keep what you already have, and that will run forever.

There are no penalties for not renewing 'in time' either: you will never have to buy the product at full price again! If you only decide to renew your upgrade subscription 5 years from now, you will still pay the same half price you would otherwise.

This is a win-win arrangement for everyone: it gives Winstep the incentive and support it needs to keep developing the products (adding major new features all the time instead of saving them for major x.0 releases) and users reap the benefits of that.

Winstep has been in business for the past 19 years, so I guess it's a working formula. :)
Daniel Gaudet I just purchased the Nexus Ultimate Home Network. I was under the assumption that it was a home license, but strangely it says that I have 5 licenses and not what I would call a real home license. There is no mention of this in the fine print on BitsDuJour that there's a limitation on the number of systems in the home.

I also upgraded the license to Winstep Xtreme at the advertised $14.95 price, but was shock to see that it only upgraded one license instead of my Home Network License.

I followed the steps mentioned in the deal above and registered my copy of Nexus Ultimate Home Network Edition and required license and followed the steps to upgrade. The email confirmation for the upgrade
says that it's a "****SINGLE USER LICENSE****" and not a "****HOME NETWORK LICENSE****" even though I upgraded the Home Network License.

It looks like there are multiple issues when it comes to purchasing the Nexus Ultimate Home Network deal and subsequent upgrade to .Winstep Xtreme Home Network.

Hopefully these can be resolved in a timely manner.
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Nico Westerdale Great News! Winstep Software Technologies has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
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Jorge Coelho @Daniel Gaudet - A detailed explanation of what the Home Network License applies to is available on the Winstep web site, not BDJ.

The Home Network license entitles you to install the same Winstep application on up to 5 PCs for less than the price of two single user licenses. At regular prices, that's $124.75 (5 x $24.95) worth of software for only $48.95. I would say that is a very good deal, especially if, on top of that, you also get a 50% discount. :)

As for the rest, I got your email at Winstep support and we'll handle it from there. :)
Nico Westerdale Great News! Winstep Software Technologies has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
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