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License Question

Posted: Thu May 31, 2007 11:17 pm
by varaonaid

I've installed Turboprint on my laptop and it's fantastic. I've decided to go ahead and purchase the license.

I have a question that I wanted to clear up. I have a couple of pc's - laptop and desktop and wondered if I need one or more licenses. I see that it's a "Single User License" rather than a "Single Computer License" and I thought I read somewhere on your site that as long as you're not using it (ie printing) from more than one of your computers at one time, that it was OK to have only one license. I can't find it now, though, and wondered if this is correct?

Thanks in advance!

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 10:38 am
by zedonet

good to hear that you like our product!

This is correct - as long as you are the only user, you may install TurboPrint on your desktop and laptop.

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 2:58 am
by varaonaid
Thanks for the info! I'll be purchasing a license the first of the week. Great product!

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:48 pm
by robin55
I'd echo the OP's sentiments entirely, but am still unclear about the definition of a 'user' - a rather vague concept in Unix/Linux terms, which as you surely know only recognises user names and associated UIDs.

So, are we talking about a Linux user, as defined by the numerical UID and/or user name, and if so, what if the names or UID's on two networked machines aren't the same?

Or, perhaps as I think you may perhaps be suggesting, does a single user license imply only one job in the (final server) queue at any one time, regardless of where on the network, and under what UID, it was submitted?

Or something else entirely? Please explain comprehensively (don't spare the technical detail!) before I rush out and purchase a license, possibly to be sorely disappointed.

I am, of course, talking Linux + CUPS + networked printing.

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 7:23 am
by zedonet

I mean the person, not the user name or UID.

TurboPrint is not "locked" to user id numbers (and the number of jobs is unlimited) - we trust our users to use the software according to the license terms.

licence question

Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2008 12:07 pm
by mchilmar
I have purchased a key for the 64 bit version and also one for the .deb version . I have changed to openSUSE 10.3 . Do I have to purchase another key for either the RPM or .tgz version

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 10:12 am
by zedonet
You can use your existing key file.

lost file for license

Posted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 6:41 pm
by birdbrain
I received my cd for Turboprint ion 11-29-07 when I had Susue on my computer.I can't find the floppy I put the key file on and now have Fedora 8. How can I get the keyfile sent to me again?

Posted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 2:09 pm
by zedonet
...has been sent again to you by email - please backup on floppy disk or CD.

Posted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 4:11 pm
by harasta
what license should I buy for all users of 1 linux computer and 1 printer?

Posted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:59 am
by zedonet
A single user license is sufficient for installation on one computer (even if several user accounts exist).

Posted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 4:04 pm
by Hawks
This thread suggests I can have a single licence on my laptop and desktop as I am a single user - however the buy online options starts to suggest differently.. this looks like I need a family licence.. I have 2 computers and 1 printer.


Posted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 5:01 pm
by zedonet

the term "single user license" was formerly used for TurboPrint 1.x. It has been replaced with "single computer license".

This means that for use on a laptop and a desktop a "family license" is required.

Re: License Question

Posted: Sun May 12, 2013 8:43 am
by 2CV67

I am happily using TurboPrint in Lubuntu 12.10 - thank you.
On the same PC, I now dual-boot Xubuntu 12.04LTS.

Can I use my TurboPrint from Xubuntu as well as from Lubuntu?

If so, could you possibly suggest what I need to copy/link to get it working?

Thanks again!

Re: License Question

Posted: Mon May 13, 2013 8:28 am
by zedonet
Hello 2CV67,

I'd do a fresh install of TurboPrint on Xubuntu.
You can install TurboPrint multiple times on the same PC if you have several boot partitions or virtual machines.