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I already hated TurboTax before that story broke because of the horrendous DRM that blocks legitimate use. I had kept DVDs for each of several years I filed, then once when I went back to re-install a previous year to open the file, it wouldn't work. I even found the amazon sales email from that year and TurboTax support said there was still no way to use it, despite having original media and a sales reciept! NEVER AGAIN. I use FreeTaxUSA now.

> horrendous DRM

In case anyone thinks this description is excessively dramatic, you should know that the DRM scheme in question works by writing its activation key to a particular sector of your boot drive that probably didn't contain anything important.

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