Re: Learning Visual Basic (and Visual C++)

Subject: Re: Learning Visual Basic (and Visual C++)
From: Kelly Anderson <kanderson -at- MAGSOFT -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 6 Oct 1997 10:16:46 -0700

Buck is right-on. I purchased a similar book, Visual C++ in 12 Easy
Lessons, to learn Visual C++. The book costs $45.00, is published by
Sams Publishing, and includes the complete Microsoft Visual C++
compiler, version 1.0. The software comes with a standard Microsoft
license agreement which allows me to install and use one copy of the
compiler on a local computer. I can sell, rent, or give away any
executable I create with the compiler, but cannot use the Microsoft
name.

The "catch" is that I'm using an old compiler and cannot get technical
support from Microsoft for the it.

Kelly Anderson
Sr. Technical Writer, Magellan Software, Inc.



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Buck & Tilly Buchanan [SMTP:writer -at- WF -dot- NET]
> Sent: Sunday, October 05, 1997 8:15 AM
> To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
> Subject: Re: Visual Basic
>
> In response to my post about availability of Visual Basic 3.0 for $50,
> I
> received the following message.
>
> My reply is below the message, in case anyone else is interested.
>
> Dani Grinberg wrote:
> >
> > Buck,
>
> > Bet, how do they do it? I mean, is the low price just due to their
> being
> > stuck with the old version, or is there another catch? After all,
> if
> > someone is selling a 4- or 500 dollar (I don't know what's the exact
> > going price for Visual Basic) package for only 50, then a) it's
> fake,
> > pirate or otherwise illegal, b) it's flawed, c) somebody else has
> been
> > inflating the price.
> >
> > Which is it?
>
> It's a version 3.0.
>
> V5.0 is current.
>
> We're using it for learning the basics of Visual Basic.
>
> Then we will probably upgrade to the $500 version.
>
> It's not a fake.
>
> It's not flawed; I'm using it to produce VB applications for use in
> Win3.1 and Win95. The applications all work.
>
> It's not pirate. I have already registered my copy.
>
> re *somebody else inflating the price* perhaps that's true. Microsoft
> is not known for giving away its software
>
> I have sent your message to the seller and to Microsoft to let them
> deal
> with your suggestions.
>
> --
>
>
> Buck Buchanan
> writer -at- wf -dot- net
> Sunset, TX
>
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