Visual Studio Pro free for students

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    Visual Studio Pro free for students

    Not sure if you guys already knew, but Microsoft recently announced that they will be giving away Visual Studio 2008 Pro (along with other things) free of charge to students. You can check it out here https://downloads.channel8.msdn.com/

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    Yep, already seen this. Wonder if they'll start giving away other tools at a later date.
    The only requirements are that you're a student in one of the following countries:
    United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, China, Germany, France, Finland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Belgium
    They'll add more at a later date, but that's it for now.
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    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
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    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    Don't get it! It's a fake candy: watch that page background!!!
    Oh my god it's like pinocchio going to be a donkey.
    Get emule and download it!
    Microsoft sabotage else no future for us...

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    Don't be stupid.
    Comments like that will earn you no respect, only disrespect.
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    ok ok, I was joking :P
    But look at the background!

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    Well, maybe next time you might put a smilie in there? I think you fooled the most of us.
    The background isn't very... erm, nice or whatever to say, I agree, but eh, who cares?
    Free stuff for us! Even an OS - Windows Server FREE.
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elysia View Post
    Free stuff for us! Even an OS - Windows Server FREE.
    Not for all of us. But still it is a good thing that more students will get a possibility to start the work with professional tools earlier in their study
    The first 90% of a project takes 90% of the time,
    the last 10% takes the other 90% of the time.

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    Cool! Do you need to be a full-time student to get them, or can you get them if you're just taking 1 course?

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    You just need to be a verified student. So long as you pass the verification, it's all yours.
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    My school isn't on that list, but I'm already a part of the academic alliance so they have their products on the school computers. I use the express and other open source ides so I'm not hurting for their master suite.

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    Even if the school isn't on the list, there are other validation options, thankfully.
    Still, even if you don't want Visual Studio Pro, there's always Windows Server and other lesser goodies.
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    I got VS2005 pro for 5 from my college, which was apperently to cover the admin costs for lending out the disc.

    While its free the EULA is very resrictive. for example you cant use it for commercial software, you are only allowed to keep it for a limited amount of time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike_g View Post
    I got VS2005 pro for 5 from my college, which was apperently to cover the admin costs for lending out the disc.

    While its free the EULA is very resrictive. for example you cant use it for commercial software, you are only allowed to keep it for a limited amount of time.
    That's worse than the express version.

    At my school you get the full visual studio 2005 (2008?) standard for free with probably little restrictions outside of owning the full version.

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    I got MSVC 2005 free from Microsoft a while back by watching some videos. They sent it to my house, and I didn't pay a dime. However, I hear 2008 isn't much different from 2005 so I'll just stick with what I got, but I'm glad Microsoft does this kind of stuff. Can't wait for MSVC 2012!!!!
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    I still use Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 with all updates. And it works fine.
    Is there much difference between Beta 2 and the final version?

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