The licensing of Procurve Manager Plus is an example of how corporations really don't support their products properly. Calling something an upgrade and tacking on cost to boost corporate profits will move users back to Cisco. Here is an example:
Customers currently running PCM version 3.0 or 3.10, which was
registered more than 12 months ago, are required to purchase a 12-
month maintenance license for an upgrade to PCM 3.20 and continued
use of PCM software.
■ Customers currently running PCM version 2.30, 3.0, or 3.10, which
was registered less than 12 months ago, may upgrade to PCM 3.20
by using the license key received when the PCM 2.30, 3.0, or 3.10
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