Visual Studio and Pricing

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  1. coronet

    coronet Do Andriods Dream of Electric Sheep?

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    Would I be able to get some kind of educational discount? Programming is fun and all, but $800 is a bit out of my price rance. :hs:
     
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    Check to see if your school has the MSDNAA program. If so, you can get VS.NET for free. If not, your bookstore or computer hardware/software store should have discounted versions for you to buy in the $100 price range.
     
  3. percent

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    VS.Net at my school is like $7 (price is just for the handling fee). Were in one of the MSDN things (I dont think it was MSDNAA, but i could be wrong)
     
  4. coronet

    coronet Do Andriods Dream of Electric Sheep?

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    Gah, my school offers no such services, or any other computer-related services, for that matter. Would it be illegal or against the rules or something if I can buy a copy from an OTer from their program?
     
  5. deezil

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    The wonderful thing about the MSDNAA Program is that almost everything (everything other than Windows XP) has a generic key. With that, you can let anyone have those programs, and it is still legal. That being said, I go to a school that participates in MSDNAA and I work in the office that is authorized to make copies of programs for students. Enough said.
     
  6. Mugatu

    Mugatu Ask me about market research. OT Supporter

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    CyberBullets I reach to the sky, and call out your name. If I c

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    1) download eclipse (it supports c#/c++/java/etc)
    2) download your compiler (gcc/java/mono/etc)
    3) program in your new IDE for free
    4) ????
    5) profit
     
  8. ChaosTheory

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    i downloaded the C++ program in the link but it says i need the windows xp serivce pack one, i am supposed to be able to click on where it says it but nothing happens, if i click on it and click enter it will open up the installation program, but i go through that and then nothing happens. ive tried to find the service pack on microsoft but i can only get 1a and i already installed that. so im downloading all the updates that im not up to date on to see if it will fix it, but is there another way for me to get the service pack, because i didnt see it listed in the updates im installing.

    or do how do i download the programs that you listed cyber bullet, do you have any links to it. i would prefer the visual studio though.
     
  9. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    They keys work, but it's not legal to use the programs unless you're entitled to take advantage of the MSDNAA program. And if you are doing something for-profit with an MSDNAA copy, MS will not be happy at all.
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    which is best, gcc or java
     
  12. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    gcc is for C/C++, Java is for Java.
     
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    the eclipse and gcc websites are a big mess, so im just going to try to get visual sudio another way. hopefully the 28 updates my computer downloaded overnight will work with visual studio now
     
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    I do wish MSDNAA had things like MS Office though.

    Thing is if your class teaches stuff in VS then I'd stick w/ it. Trying to go against the grain if they fully support an IDE is pointless. Spending a semester in Eclipse and trying to go back and figure out OpenGL in VS was kind of hard w/o tech support.

    That and Eclipse has an ability to virtually stop my 3.0E w/ 1.5GB of memory when running my final project through its real time compiler. Writing an IDE in java makes it a bitch load quickly it seems.
     
  16. Jaymz22

    Jaymz22 EAT ME

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    thanks, i was about to DL it but now i'll look elsewhere..
     
  17. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    I can get Office through MSDNAA (unless Disc 2794 - Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 1 is something other than what it seems to be). Besides which, MS Office is garbage, OpenOffice is much better.
     
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    how can i find out if my school is in one of those programs. or could you guys order me one from your school and ill send you the money for it.
     
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    Disc 2794 is *just* the Service Pack. It's not Office... Just SP1 ;)

    And MS Office > OpenOffice :p
     
  20. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    Ah, that's what I was unsure of, whether it was just the SP or all of Office. Strange to offer the SP when they don't offer Office.

    And MS Office vs. OpenOffice is a matter of opinion. I can't stand using MS Office, using it for more than a minute makes me want to kill something (quite literally). It probably pisses me off more than any other piece of software.
     
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    They give you SP1 because it's a free download, but it's useful to have on CD. They don't give you Office because that'd cost.

    As for pissing you off, that's odd.
     

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