Aug 29 2014
Some folks appear to be still wondering what happened to the Windows version, as I mentioned in my previous post it has been discontinued along with its additional remote services such as recommended geoblock nodes and pattern updates.
I did not mention the reason as to why I have taken this step, well the reasons are purely financial i’m basically broke and cannot afford the time and resources spent on maintaining the Windows version without financial reward which in the case of SelekTOR 3 was zero purchases out of the numerous times it was downloaded.
It takes a great deal of my time to produce the Windows version as it is mainly developed on Linux and then additional code and third party libraries are bolted on to support Windows and all this has to be tested on Win XP, Vista and Win 7 operating systems.
Then their is the hosting and bandwidth to be paid for.
So the Windows folks wondering where this app has gone well maybe you should of purchased licences as im afraid in this world “thank you for this great program and congrats on a great app” don’t pay bills no matter how much i appreciate it.
I would be willing if enough folks want it to make the Windows version available again but only to those who wish to purchase it, their will be no more trial versions.
So if you wish to purchase SelekTOR 3 for Windows then leave me notification of your interest using the Contact Us section of the website, if 20 or more users are interested then I will put up a purchase link and provide an updated SelekTOR 3 for Windows to those who wish to purchase it.
The reason this does not affect the Linux version and why it still remains free and now open source as well is simple, by using Linux I get lots of great software, a virus free stable OS for all my needs without paying a single cent and I decided that in return for all this free stuff I should at the very minimum give something back to the Linux community in return and thus the free Linux version.