Well, who would have thought it? After, seemingly, centuries of having to have a dongle to run Wavelab and Cubase, Steinberg have finally implemented a new licensing system that requires no dongle whatsoever. For the full skinny on this, read this nice article!
At the time of writing, the following products are living it large sans USB stick:
As a long time Cubase and Wavelab user, I think this is terrific. All we have to do now is wait for the other Steinberg apps to catch up and it can finally be unplugged. Hopefully, HALion will be next.