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It's official Microsoft RULE !!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2005 5:46 pm    Post subject: It's official Microsoft RULE !!!! Reply with quote

"Microsoft Visual Studio Express Edition" is free until this time next year.
It's a new, trimmed down, version of Visual Studio.
http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=126606&SiteID=1


It covers C#, VB, Web page development etc...


On the C++ IDE:
It includes the normal optimizing compiler that comes with professional.
You seperately download the free win32 sdk if you want it (apparently).
It doesn't include "some new expanded optimization features, including Profile Guided Optimizations"
It doesn't come with MFC or ATL, but you should be using the free cross platform library wxWidgets to write your editors and installers anyway.

It's free for this coming year, and doesn't time out or require purchase after that point. After that, I think they said it's going to be $50 (still an absolute bargain).
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2005 2:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the heads up!! I'm glad they finally put the optimizer in. It's the only reason I have not upgraded from VC6++ (I never felt like paying $2000 just to have an optimizer, as opposed to the $99 version that does not include one.)
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