That sucks. Objectdock is a terrible piece of software compared to Rocketdock. I just wanted the tabs...
I'm astonished, awed, surprised, [insert synonym here]
g52, please do check out this excellent post.
There are many kinds of people, with different kind of opinions about what should be free, and what should cost. Some people, like me, advocate open source stuff, while having no enmity with shareware. If I like something, and I think I need it, I buy it where I can.
If I find an equally good alternative that is free, I compare them.
Just as Messiah said, Objectdock is very good. You know, you can't compare ObjectDock Plus
with RocketDock. Try comparing the free version of OD with RocketDock, and please highlight and post any features that RocketDock has which ObjectDock's free version doesn't have.
Also, please consider that when you want apples, you pay for them. When you want to breathe, you don't pay for the oxygen because God is kind enough to keep it free.
When you want new hardware, you buy it. When you want to play video games, you pay for them. When you want Photoshop, you pay for it. Same goes with Microsoft Office.Why should ObjectDock be any different?
Have you ever tried to rant on the forums of software giants such as EA/Microsoft/Apple? What you're doing is telling a company that their software sucks because it has to be paid for. And that shows you can't pay for what you want.
Stardock has many employees, who need money to live. If Stardock makes freeware only, they won't get much income and ObjectDock and such excellent desktop apps will die forever. *shudders*
It's simple. Nobody is forcing you to buy ObjectDock. Don't tell us it sucks if you don't want to buy it.
The best things in life are hard to find. Go search Google for alternatives