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    Default Help on Purchase Please

    First of all a big hello to all members.

    I downloaded the trial v9 a while back and have been playing around with it. I am thinking of purchasing the full version but have some questions first and I’m hoping that someone could help me out.

    I want to build a couple of programs for desktop use with maybe a couple of hyperlinks to the internet. When finished I would want three of my friends to have and use a copy of them to use on there own desktops. The programs would not be used by more than one user at a time.

    Question1. What would the best package be for me?

    Question2. If I purchased an Unlimited Distribution License , would I still need to purchase runtimes or run engines extra for the four of us. If so which of the two apply.

    Quetion3. I have received an email recently offering me the package below.
    Desktop App Developer's Bundle

    EVERYTHING you need to build and deploy an unlimited number of desktop applications to an unlimited number of PCs!
    Alpha Five v9 Platinum edition
    Alpha Five v9 Unlimited Distribution License
    Alpha Five v9 Total Training DVD Course
    $199
    YOUR PRICE
    Regular price: $997

    Does that sound legit?

    Question4. Would I be better waiting for v10?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: Help on Purchase Please

    Quote Originally Posted by Axeman View Post
    First of all a big hello to all members.

    Question1. What would the best package be for me?

    Question2. If I purchased an Unlimited Distribution License

    Quetion3. I have received an email recently offering me the package below.

    Question4. Would I be better waiting for v10?

    Thanks in advance.
    In the main your answer lies in your ability to build programs. If you do not have to do much learning then this program offers you a lot for a very cheap price. V9 is available at the moment with unlimited license at a very affordable price. While V10 will offer some enhancements it will probably be considerably dearer and only the real expert users will initially see the advantage of this. So V9 is an affordable as a learner edition with lots of power.

    unlimited runtime etc is that you can build and put the DB on any computer you like, it is just that runtime restricts the user to that program, no development is allowed. There are lots of discussions on this form so a search may help you.

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    Default Re: Help on Purchase Please

    Thanks Mark for the quick response.

    So V9 is an affordable as a learner edition with lots of power.

    Makes Sense.

    it is just that runtime restricts the user to program, no development form there.

    Am I getting this right? So if I purchased the Unlimited Distribution License. Any database I make can be put on any number of pc’s without purchasing runtime licences and the end user can enter and delete data but cannot edit the database structure.

    Thanks again

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    Default Re: Help on Purchase Please

    No - run time allows you to put the program on multiple PCs and you need the run time license to run them. Those PCs cannot do edits to the program unless they have at least V9 platinum license. So it is truly a deployablable program for a developer. No diffefeernt to creating a program in Visual Basic or similar.

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    Default Re: Help on Purchase Please

    So all in all
    If I purchase this v9 Platinum edition with the Unlimited Distribution License I will still have to purchase 1 runtime licence on top of that for four of us to use any programs I make?

    Sorry to be a pain in the behind Mark but funds are limited when its for private use.

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    Default Re: Help on Purchase Please

    Sorry - but no again. If you purchase a V9 platinum with the unlimited license then you will be able to create and develop on one pc and then run what ever you create on as many other pc as you like. The runtime license etc is all included in the offers I have seen and they are unrestricted. The deal they currently offer, in my opinion, is unbeatable.

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    Default Re: Help on Purchase Please

    When I re read all the posts, I think we are talking the same answer but in danger of confusing the outcome.

    1. To create a program you need a full edition of V9
    2. To distribute you need the full version, plus a runtime license.
    3. Runtime allows you to run on any other machine whatever you create on with the full edition to the limit of the license
    4. Unlimited means just that
    5. The current offers I have seen have unlimited including runtime and run engine

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    Default Re: Help on Purchase Please

    Thank you very much Mike for your time and paitence.

    I'm 99% sure I read you correct and I think its what I'm looking for.

    A

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    Default Re: Help on Purchase Please

    Bought it.

    See how I get on with it then maybe next year upgrade. But then how far do you go. Different if i was developing for proffit. Maybe Best wait till v11.

    Will be looking for future help though, I know it.

    Thanks in advance to those who might take me up on it.

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