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Sir Penguin
05-02-2004, 00:18:17
Name: Visual Studio .NET 2003 Professional - Full Install
Publisher: Microsoft Corp.
Platform: Windows
Eligibility: All Academic Users

* Deliverable Description Price
Download ... Free!

Note: all prices are in US Dollars


05-02-2004, 00:34:57
Yes, but once you're not a student and have to pay*, it really sucks.

* Speaking legally here

Sir Penguin
05-02-2004, 02:33:28
I'm not sure about that. It might be worth a significant increase in salary to be familiar with VS.NET and Project and Visio and the other stuff I get for free.

Besides, if it's not, I'll just keep using my free copy I got in University. :)


05-02-2004, 05:19:21
Yeah, my school's part of the MSDN Academic Alliance too. Same site, too. :D

05-02-2004, 23:33:34
Congrats! That's some cost savings for students!

05-02-2004, 23:39:11
You also get MS Office 2003, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional 64-bit for Extended Systems beta, Windows Server 2003 Enterprise, etc. All free.

Sir Penguin
06-02-2004, 01:05:24
We haven't got Office or XP Pro 64-bit listed. I don't mind not having Office so much, because OpenOffice does me fine.

I messed around with VS.NET 2003 today. Holy crap, it's fucking awesome! If I knew C# or C++, it would be even better. I was looking at ActiveState's Visual Python plugin. They were kind of vague on the pricing for MSDNAA students who got VS.NET Professional instead of Academic version. If I can get it for free, I'll be a happy Python programmer. :)


06-02-2004, 02:57:29
VS.NET is, hands down, the best IDE and compiler I've ever used.