A reader writes:
Some time ago I bought ARES Commander and I use it on my Linux Mint. As the Mint upgrades every 6 months, I was asking Graebert for a new activation code every time. Well, the last time they said that I ran out of activations. Can you tell me how can I transfer ARES to the newest long-term Linux Mint 17 without this code or with the code I used before? I don't need to update or anything, just to be able to use my ARES the way it is.
Mint Linux has risen to the top of the charts as the most popular variant of Mint, after Ubuntu went nutso with the Unity interface, an all-encompassing interface they figured would work equally well on desktop and on tablet. Um, no.
Anyhow, I have used Mint Linux as well, even though it has a singular flaw: updating a major release means re-installing it, wiping out the previous installation -- along with installed programs, license files, data. There is a workaround, but it is too complicated for me to bother with, and so I generally stick with one version. Major updates are not all that major nowadays.
This, however, does not solve Mr R's problem, so I asked Graebert tech support for help. This is their response:
The licensing files are saved in the Linux folder:
You can save them via a USB stick and restore them after the ARES Commander Installation again.
Mr R is happy.