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Free Visual C++ 2005 Express!

Post by priyank_bolia » Fri Dec 16, 2005 9:12 am

For those who don't know microsoft is giving Visual C++ 2005 Express for free.
http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/expre ... t/install/
Cheers! :)

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Post by lowjoel » Fri Dec 16, 2005 10:06 am

yes, along with C# VB J# and Web Developer

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Re: Free Visual C++ 2005 Express!

Post by upCASE » Fri Dec 16, 2005 10:16 am

priyank_bolia wrote:For those who don't know microsoft is giving Visual C++ 2005 Express for free.
Although this is a pretty good and generous offer, it's not "completely" free, as far as I can see. It is "free for one year".
But at least the Express editions will be cheap to buy. I read something about $49. Compared to the other editions and older releases, it's really cheap.
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Post by lowjoel » Fri Dec 16, 2005 11:30 am

never did it say "for one year" in the EULA either where did you read it?

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Post by upCASE » Fri Dec 16, 2005 12:03 pm

lowjoel wrote:never did it say "for one year" in the EULA either where did you read it?
In their FAQ:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/expre ... q/#pricing
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Post by priyank_bolia » Fri Dec 16, 2005 12:34 pm

upCASE wrote:
lowjoel wrote:never did it say "for one year" in the EULA either where did you read it?
In their FAQ:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/expre ... q/#pricing
I guess, you understand wrong, free for one year means, you can download upto Nov 16, 2006. They earlier thought it for a price of $49 but changed there mind. Also Once you have downloaded it, within this one year you can use it afterwards too. It not going to expire, but after one year it may have a price tag.

Also as there is no doubt that VS is the best editor and now we have also better support for wxWidgets for VS. They important thing is that the VS Express does not come with ATL and MFC, but who needs it also. You can downlaod the platform SDK along with it and SQL Server 2005, with .Net 2.0 Framework. So, actually you have to download in GB's to make it working and also remove all previous versions of the same.

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Post by lowjoel » Fri Dec 16, 2005 12:42 pm

true... i just read...

wonder if the compiler would still work in one year from the command line :roll:

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Post by lowjoel » Fri Dec 16, 2005 12:43 pm

but...
12. Do customers who acquire the Visual Studio Express products during the free promotional pricing period have to pay after the first year if they want to continue to use them?


No, as long as you download Visual Studio Express on or before November 7th 2006, you will not have to pay for it.

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Post by upCASE » Fri Dec 16, 2005 12:50 pm

Hmm...
Sorry guys, you're right. Should have read all the info and not only the one I was "looking for" :)

In that case: How unexpected! I really consider this a generous christmas gift.
Anyway, I guess we'll buy the standard version, but I'll download and evalute it for personal use.
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Post by leio » Fri Dec 16, 2005 2:13 pm

It doesn't have any gotchas, such as "Stuff developed with this compiler can't be commercial" or anything from that line?
I vaguely recall there being no such things according to my research quite some months ago, but I'm not sure anymore by now :(
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Post by buildere » Fri Dec 16, 2005 2:49 pm

leio wrote:It doesn't have any gotchas, such as "Stuff developed with this compiler can't be commercial" or anything from that line?

http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/expre ... q/#general :
4. Can I use Express Editions for commercial use?

Yes, there are no licensing restrictions for applications built using the Express Editions.
Enjoy. :wink:

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Post by buildere » Fri Dec 16, 2005 2:52 pm

upCASE wrote:Hmm...
Sorry guys, you're right. Should have read all the info and not only the one I was "looking for" :)

In that case: How unexpected! I really consider this a generous christmas gift.
Anyway, I guess we'll buy the standard version, but I'll download and evalute it for personal use.
Hey, cross your fingers... there are rumors that they will even keep them free after the year.

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Post by Frank » Fri Dec 16, 2005 3:11 pm

The only negative point that I found is that Visual Assist does not work with the Express Edition.

Other plugins neither, but VA is the only one I really use.

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Post by priyank_bolia » Fri Dec 16, 2005 3:33 pm

Ya, that's sad thing that (Express Editions not supported.) by VA. Also I'll miss other plugins of VS2003. But hope that the new features of VS2005 will make up for it, untill I get I $3 version from the local CD market of Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition. :D

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Post by lowjoel » Sat Dec 17, 2005 12:34 am

ew, im not thinking that piracy is the way to go

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