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Old 25th May 2009 | Show parent
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An open question about dongles affecting software performance:

I came across an informal letter from a few years ago regarding one of the cubase releases. It was supposedly by a representative of one of these hacking communities. After patching/cracking/unlocking, he/she stated that there was a great deal of the programs coding - and efficiency - wrapped up in the dongle itself. From my memory I think they mentioned a huge amount of efficiency could be gained by getting rid of the dongle... something like 30%.

This number seems unbelievably high, but it does make sense on some level that certain dongle/protection systems would complicate, and thus bog down performance.

So upon reading that I wondered if there is any truth at all in this statement?