infotexture // Information Architecture & Content Strategy


FrameMaker 8 Requires Activation

Installation Surprise #1: One of the new FrameMaker 8 “features” Adobe carefully neglects to mention is that the application now requires activation—like most of their other products nowadays.

As usual, the program will run for 30 days without activation, but thereafter you’ll need to run the activation procedure and hope they got it right this time.

In the past, there have been a number of issues with these proprietary activation schemes that do little to deter skilled pirates and often prove annoying for paying customers that have the nerve to upgrade machines, use drive imaging software, or just generally resent being treated like criminals…