Licensing Visual Cobol Personal Edition under Linux?

Trying out the Personal Edition looking to find the right COBOL to do a project with, but for the life of me, I cannot get the Linux version with eclipse to license. Anyone else succeeded with this and willing to share a tip or two to a very frustrated person? 

Also, the project involves a lot of CGI programs running on a single Linux box. I am open to the best and lowest cost options to do this. There are a half dozen maintenance programs that run either in a batch mode or as a green screen app. It doesn't matter if they run green screen or GUI to me, we can easily do either. It is mostly the extended ACCEPT we are looking for. (I said CGI, but these are mostly Ajax powered web programs, and actually they transmit XML with each transaction.) 

I have included the only information I can find about licensing it below, and that is not the 16 character license code the license manager is looking for. :) 

Thanks, 

-Paul 

Serial NumberProductVersionPlatform
600000520170 Visual COBOL for Eclipse Personal Edition 2.1.Update 1 x86-64 running SuSE Linux ES 11/11 SP2 32/64 Bit
DescriptionLicense KeyLicense Expiration  Full
Installer
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Installer
 
Visual COBOL for Eclipse for SUSE x86-64 License expires 1 year after activation        
 
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  • You do not use an autthorization code with the Personal Edition product anymore.

    When you start Eclipse it should present you with a Licensing dialog screen on which there should be an option to Activate Free Product.

    Click on this and then enter the e-mail address that you used when registering for the download.

    The instructions can be found if you click on the link for Documentation and then click the download link.

    These are the instructions:

    To activate Visual COBOL Personal Edition

    Note: Having activated Visual COBOL Personal Edition, your use of it is limited to 365 days. After this period you will need to enter an authorization code in order to continue using it, either for a 30 day trial or full license of Visual COBOL.

    1. Start Visual COBOL.

    If you have not installed a license for Visual COBOL, starting the IDE for the first time after you install the product opens the Micro Focus Visual COBOL Product Licensing dialog box. If you cancel this dialog box, you can invoke it again from Help > Micro Focus > Product Licensing.

    2. Click I want to activate the free product.

    3. Ensure that the email address used to register the product is in the Email address text entry field. If you haven't registered your email address yet, click registration page and follow the instructions on that page.

    4. Select one of the following options:

    Automatic Use this if you have Internet access.

    1. Click Finish to activate your copy of Visual COBOL Personal Edition.

    Manual Use this if you are not connected to the Internet.

    1. Click Next and then click Send email.

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    This opens your default mail client and creates a new email filled in with the details to email to Micro Focus about activating your copy of the free Personal Edition product.

    Send the email.

    2. If there is no mail client installed on your machine, copy the email address, the subject and the exact contents from the Email details fields and paste them into an email to sent to Micro Focus using a mail client of your choice. Do not modify or add to the text.

    You will receive a response email with information with details about your authorization request.

    3. Paste the body text of the response email into the text entry field of the Manual Activation dialog box.

    4. Click Finish.

    You should receive a message that the activation has been successful.

    5. Restart Eclipse to complete the activation process.

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  • You do not use an autthorization code with the Personal Edition product anymore.

    When you start Eclipse it should present you with a Licensing dialog screen on which there should be an option to Activate Free Product.

    Click on this and then enter the e-mail address that you used when registering for the download.

    The instructions can be found if you click on the link for Documentation and then click the download link.

    These are the instructions:

    To activate Visual COBOL Personal Edition

    Note: Having activated Visual COBOL Personal Edition, your use of it is limited to 365 days. After this period you will need to enter an authorization code in order to continue using it, either for a 30 day trial or full license of Visual COBOL.

    1. Start Visual COBOL.

    If you have not installed a license for Visual COBOL, starting the IDE for the first time after you install the product opens the Micro Focus Visual COBOL Product Licensing dialog box. If you cancel this dialog box, you can invoke it again from Help > Micro Focus > Product Licensing.

    2. Click I want to activate the free product.

    3. Ensure that the email address used to register the product is in the Email address text entry field. If you haven't registered your email address yet, click registration page and follow the instructions on that page.

    4. Select one of the following options:

    Automatic Use this if you have Internet access.

    1. Click Finish to activate your copy of Visual COBOL Personal Edition.

    Manual Use this if you are not connected to the Internet.

    1. Click Next and then click Send email.

    18 | Visual COBOL Editions and Managing Licenses

    This opens your default mail client and creates a new email filled in with the details to email to Micro Focus about activating your copy of the free Personal Edition product.

    Send the email.

    2. If there is no mail client installed on your machine, copy the email address, the subject and the exact contents from the Email details fields and paste them into an email to sent to Micro Focus using a mail client of your choice. Do not modify or add to the text.

    You will receive a response email with information with details about your authorization request.

    3. Paste the body text of the response email into the text entry field of the Manual Activation dialog box.

    4. Click Finish.

    You should receive a message that the activation has been successful.

    5. Restart Eclipse to complete the activation process.

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