Steal of a Deal on New vBulletin

October 26th, 2009 by Chris

Internet Brand’s, vBulletin’s new owners, annoyed some people when they rolled blog & CMS functions into a new vbulletin suite with project tools as well.

Most license owners felt like they were being forced to pay for software that they’ll never need or use (project tools, and maybe CMS), just to continue using their blog software.

It is a valid complaint, project tools are a niche product that only applies to work environments, most communities are not work environments.

However, they have since seemingly fixed thing, smoothed things over. For one, they changed the licensing scheme, probably for the better. You now only buy the license once, and it is good until the next major release. So if you have a vb 3.1 license, and two years later 3.9 comes out, you can upgrade. Currently you need to renew yearly. So instead you’re just renewing if you have 3.1 and 4.0 comes out (major release).

Now…they could do what Interspire has done in the past and make major releases that aren’t seemingly major and force you to upgrade, and that wouldn’t be good, but I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt for now.

Secondly, until Oct 30th they’re running a big sale on licenses. Just go here and get your 4.0 VB Suite license for only $130 (if you have an existing license) that is cheaper than a standard forum license, and it includes the CMS and blogs and whatnot, and that gives you free upgrades for the life of 4.x. But only until Oct 30th. Not a bad deal at all.

2 Responses to “Steal of a Deal on New vBulletin”

  1. Joel  Says:

    May want to test your links

  2. Chris  Says:

    my bad, thanks, fixed

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