I am in the UK, In Dorset, but away travelling at the moment, happy to help with a call or email when I return next week. I use T2 with Inkscape and it really is quite good software. I also used the trial before buying and didn't have any problems with it. It times out after a while (not 4 mins) and has a limit in the number of gbrl lines, but you shouldn't be anywhere near that limit just cutting. In my view it's worth continuing with T2. I have also just built a large laser, but using CO2, and all works fine.