Dongles suck. They do not prevent piracy, as lightwave is always cracked a day after a new release; sometimes sooner.
Newtek requiring us to have dongles is just kinda annoying. I have a USB dongle and I have to completely take my laptop out of the case to use it. If anything they should be smaller, or on a flexible wire; but whatever, newtek just buys them from sentinel, they don’t do anything other than slop that into their code.
Not to mention that I have some old parallel dongles, hardware comes and goes, the LW 5.5 LPT dongle can up upgraded to 7.5, too bad parallel isnt on a lot of laptops.