Matthias Rebe matthias_livecode at
Sat Jun 4 18:01:20 CDT 2011

Hi Scott,

do you need that windows version for testing or for production?

If the first, then are you aware of "Microsoft TechNet Subscription".

It´s an subscription service for one year for it professionals to evaluate, test and troubleshoot Microsoft software.

You get licenses for Office, Windows and other Microsoft software. All as full versions
not restriction in function. But you are only allowed to use it for evaluating, testing. You are not allowed to use it in a production environment.
The desktop versions of office and windows are normally a 10-user license. 
That means, you can use it e.g. to test your livecode created apps (created on mac or full version of windows)  under windows, but you are not allowed to use  livecode to create/compile your apps on that "eval" windows.

The software itself has to be downloaded, but you can buy a media version for a higher price.

Amazon is selling the standard subscription version for about $180 at the moment.

Maybe this helps.



Am 05.06.2011 um 00:36 schrieb Scott Rossi:

> Aside from torrents, does anyone have a suggestion for the least expensive
> place to get a copy of Windows?
> I know there are OEM versions that are generally cheaper, but was wondering
> if anyone could recommend an online (or retail) supplier.  Not sure at this
> point whether I'll need XP or Win7 or both -- use is either going to be
> virtual (VMware) or running under Boot Camp on Macs.  I've done Amazon,
>, etc., but I'm wondering if anyone has any alternate
> suggestions/recommendations that might be less common venues.
> (It would also be great if there was some kind of multi-user/family bundle
> available, to install on multiple systems, like MS does for Word bundles.)
> Thanks & Regards,
> Scott Rossi
> Creative Director
> Tactile Media, UX Design
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