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Warning - Not 1 PC licence but merely 1 user!
on 19 September 2014
Firstly, I have no complaints about this typing software itself. it seems to do exactly what it says on the tin in terms of the teaching typing content. My beef, however, is this. The product description clearly says 1 PC licence, i.e that the software may only be used on one PC. Now that is a lot less generous than many other software products where the licence permits the buyer to use the product on up to three machines. But this one states only 1 PC, so fair enough.
What it doesn't say is that it is actually far more restrictive than that - not 1 PC but just one individual user. I bought Mavis Beacon so that several family members could all learn to type. But once I set up the user profile for one child, I could not find the management button with which to set up additional profiles. And nor did the instructions contained in the digital manuals that actually came with the product actually work. It was only when I contacted Avanquest technical support that I was informed that only one user profile was permitted on this "personal edition" and that if I wanted to create additional profiles, I would have to purchase the Deluxe Edition - at four times the price.
Had that been made clear at the outset, at least I could have made an informed choice. But now I am stuck with a product that is unsuitable for my family's needs, the realisation of which has caused much annoyance and deeply disappointed children. Hence the one-star review. The product description lies!
If you just want to buy this for yourself, then I can recommend this version, but if it is for your family then definitely not.