[TriEmbed] Looks like Microsoft is giving away the Full Visual Studio 2013

jonjwolfe at anibit.com jonjwolfe at anibit.com
Wed Nov 19 14:28:13 CST 2014

Funny, I had thought about posting the same link here.

This is huge, MS has given away the "Express" editions of Visual Studio 
for years. Those were licensed for any type of use, including commercial 
and enterprise. The express editions had about 85-90% of the 
functionality in the paid editions, but that missing 15% was a doozy, no 
plug-in support, and most of the more advanced debugging features were 

The new pricing model is great news for us small and independent 
developers, the new edition is identical to the "pro" paid edition as 
far as features. You can use it for free or commercial work for 
companies of 5 developers or less.

In addition, the core and server API potions of the .Net framework is 
not only being ported to Linux and Mac, but it is being fully open 
sourced under the MIT license.

The only thing not being ported are some of the client side API's, like 
one of my favorites, WPF(A hardware accelerated, modular desktop UI 
library). All in due time, I hope. In the mean time, Mono supports 
nearly 100% of the Windows.Forms UI framework on Linux and Mac, I've 
used it, it works well.


On 2014-11-19 13:50, Shane Trent wrote:
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