Tax the wealthy. Problem solved.

RealBasic 5.5 Free Offer

I've got a new thread over on Joel On Software regarding this. From now until March 31, RealSoftware is offering their 'Standard' version of RealBasic 5.5 for free to VB programmers.

Check it out. $99 value.
Permalink AllanL5 
March 24th, 2005
Let's hope I'll be able to download it by March 31st!

I've taken all these "alternative" basics very seriously but I do have a minor project coming up where this product might come in handy.
Permalink Almost Anonymous 
March 24th, 2005
RealAudio is the spawn of Lucifer. It's that simple.
Permalink Flasher T 
March 24th, 2005
I'm sorry, what does RealAudio have to do with RealBasic?
Permalink Aaron F Stanton 
March 24th, 2005
Doesn't it?

I see RealSomething, no space between them, I assume it's the same thing.
Permalink Flasher T 
March 24th, 2005
Nope, REALBasic comes from the Mac world, now running on a Windows PC near you. Nothing to do with RealAudio, that I know of. Maybe the name was grandfathered in?
Permalink AllanL5 
March 24th, 2005
>> Nope, REALBasic comes from the Mac world, <<

Now you've done it. You used the "M" word in front of FlasherT.

Let the Mac bashing commence.
Permalink example 
March 24th, 2005
Ah, sorry to disappoint - not in the mood right now. Besides, I wouldn't know how to bash RealBasic, I'm not a programmer.
Permalink Flasher T 
March 25th, 2005
"Besides, I wouldn't know how to bash RealBasic, I'm not a programmer."

You don't know thing one about Macs, but that doesn't seem to have put you off having a go at them. :)
Permalink Mat Hall 
March 25th, 2005
Not true, I've had a G5 sit on my desk for a month or so, played around a bit and even helped people test online software on it. It was painfully slow compared to my workstation (which is admittedly fairly hot), the interface was *not* intuitive and I nearly choked when I learned how much the company paid for it.
Permalink Flasher T 
March 25th, 2005
That's funny. I just got a Mac recently and I've found the interface VERY intuitive, but then, I know how to get around on *nix systems.

Still, I think the GUI is pretty self-explanatory in all cases, and you only get into trouble if you expect Finder to be anything like Windows Explorer.
Permalink muppet 
March 25th, 2005
Ah, well, I would not dare to argue that *nix experience is to be expected of a computer newbie.
Permalink Flasher T 
March 25th, 2005

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