View Full Version : is this good?

12-05-2002, 06:52 PM
Since I'm going to school, I can buy software at cheaper prices.

Are these good deals?
Microsoft Visual Studio.NET Pro - $30
Microsoft Office XP Pro & Frontpage 2002 - $35
Microsoft XP Pro Upgrade(from any older windows version straight to XP Pro) - $25

12-05-2002, 06:54 PM
WOW!! Student edition of XP over here in England is like 80 quid. That's about..............112 of your American Dollars!!

12-05-2002, 06:56 PM
So this is basically your attempt to flaunt at everyone that can get overpriced software at insanely cheap prices right?

You know that's a really mean thing to do? I don't thing there's any real value to this thread except for you to brag. I really should close it cause you're being a jerk ;). grumble grumble.

12-05-2002, 07:58 PM
> you're being a jerk
Cmon Kermi3....has anyone ever told you you're really special? :D:D

Actually, I was just wondering if there were a cheaper route or if the deals I have at my disposal are good deals. I'm not trying to brag, I know people who are in similar positions with other types of posessions not really related to computers, and I'm hella jealous man. No braggin' here.

12-05-2002, 08:21 PM
the only thing that cout my eye was the one with xp pro upgrade.....25 bucks!!! holy ****!! how mucs would the student price for win2k server be? where would i find out? searched microsoft, but nothing. maybe i don't know where to look..:( assistence?

12-05-2002, 08:40 PM
> student price for win2k server be?
I don't think I can help you.

These are "my" options:

Microsoft -
Office XP Pro with FrontPage 2002 - $45.00
Office 2000 Premium Edition SR1 - $58.00
Office 97 Pro with Bookshelf SR2 - $31.09
Office v. X(mac) $32
Office 2001/Frontpage bundle(mac) - $28.89
Office 98/Frontpage bundle(mac) - $26.59
Windows XP Pro Upgrade - $38.00 *
Windows 2000 Pro Upgrade - $27.49 *
Windows ME Upgrade - $28.89 *
Microsoft Visual Studio.NET Pro Bundle - $65.00 (I have this checked out - 5 cds)
Visual Studio Pro 6.0 Bundle - $60.89
Windows BackOffice Server 2000 - $30.70
Windows BackOffice Server 4.5 - $28.42

* upgrade takes you from your current win version(whatever it is) to the upgrade purchased

Adobe -
Acrobat 5.0 - $46.00
Photoshop 7.0 $130
other popular products

Macromedia -
Flash MX 6.0 - $73.75
other popular products

12-05-2002, 09:16 PM
where do u get all this info?

12-05-2002, 09:20 PM
Is from a service for the chain of colleges, located in the state I live in. Check your PM's for more info.

- you have to be a student

12-05-2002, 10:10 PM
My school's prices:

VS.NET Academic: Free
Visio: Free
Any MS OS, server, whatever: Free

I think the only professional MS tool we can't get free is Office.

12-05-2002, 10:13 PM
We can get copies of some, but not all.

Yes, I'll only use this while in school, blah be blah blah. :D ETC!

12-05-2002, 10:26 PM
Those are great prices! Just make sure that there aren't any stupid restrictions with them, like not being able to save your work.

12-05-2002, 10:29 PM
> Just make sure that there aren't any stupid restrictions
There isn't any that I know of. I know a few students who have checked out multiple forms of the software, and they said they all worked fine for the particular class they needed them for while doing the work at home. That requires saving to a media for trasnport to school. Basically, if we use the software at home, we need the same performance we get in school. It allows you to do the same you do at school, at home, say if you're the type who has to budget their time.

Not saving and other restrictions would be pointless..

12-06-2002, 04:24 AM
Hey, you have an internet connection...everything is free!

12-06-2002, 05:00 AM
I think this answers the question "$300 for an operating system!?" Well maybe maybe theft is the actual reason...Maybe both.

12-06-2002, 05:30 AM
Originally posted by face_master
Hey, you have an internet connection...everything is free!
Shhhh... :rolleyes:

12-06-2002, 07:50 AM
We are all good law abiding citizens.

No-one ever uses the internet to download software.

Especially Microsofts software...

12-06-2002, 08:11 AM
Yep, MS crap is more trouble to download than its worth. Even the stuff they give away is near impossible to get. And if they choose to stop giving it away...

12-06-2002, 08:49 AM
Windows ME Upgrade - $28.89 *

I think this is definitely your best bet. ;)

12-06-2002, 10:47 AM
> I think this is definitely your best bet.
Hell no it's not. (You can let this thread go a little off topic people...just keep it fairly relevant)

My g/f's parents computer has WinME. It's DOG DOG DOG SLOW! God, and I don't know why.

They have a NIC card, and a kid who knows enough about everything..including computers told me that NIC cards can slow down a computers startup time...I believe this..sorta, but, I'm not really sure if it'll slow down a computer's performance over all.

That, and the box only has 64mb RAM. It has a 733mhz Celeron, which runs some emulators faster than my pc, but, since the box only has 64mb of ram, EVERYTHING is dog slow until it actually gets loaded into memory and starts being used repeatedly.

My parents computer doesn't have a NIC card but, it has 256mb RAM feeding information to a 500mhz CPU. We used to run Win98 on it, but went to XP. No matter what was used, it was always faster than that WinME PeoplePC box my g/f's parents used.

This thing is so unbelievable. 1 minute30 seconds > load time. Just to open a my computer window and close it takes 6-10 seconds. It does sooo much damn thinking. GAWWWWWD!!!