8 Replies Latest reply: Feb 29, 2008 10:02 AM by Ken Summerall, Jr.
jbonante Level 1 (0 points)
Does anyone know of any limitations that might come with purchasing the software with the educational discount?

Thank you

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  • Red Jacket Mike Level 4 (1,285 points)
    The package is the same, but I'm pretty sure you can't get an upgrade price for the next version. You can only do the free updates for the version you purchased.
  • Ken Summerall, Jr. Level 3 (910 points)
    A search of these forums will get you the answers that you seek. Next time please search first, it helps keep the forums organized and keeps the elitists happy.

    Answer - the only limitations are that you must meet the criteria to purchase and you cannot upgrade academic software.

    Thanks
    K
  • Zebulun Level 5 (6,745 points)
    You need to be qualified to purchase and use the educational version but functionally, it's the same as the retail version.

    To be honest, while cheaper up front, the educational version is probably more expensive in the long run than just coughing up the cash for the retail version.
  • Studio X Level 7 (27,030 points)
    That is correct.

    To upgrade your academic version, you either purchase the next academic version or purchase the full retail version. If you are in this for the long haul, it's pretty much a wash as far as the cost after the second upgrade and by the third go round, it becomes less expensive to have gone with the retail version - for example, to go from 4.0 to 5.0 to 6.0. (Going from 6.0 to 6.0.1 is an update and is free of charge.)

    Of course, Academic versions are only valid for as long as you have academic status. When/if you leave the qualifying institution, you should upgrade to the retail version.

    Good luck,

    x
  • Studio X Level 7 (27,030 points)
    and keeps the elitists happy


    You can never keep elitists happy. That's what makes an elitist an elitist.

    x
  • Brian Conner Level 6 (16,020 points)
    +That's what makes an elitist an elitist.+

    I thought it was the secret handshake.
  • Zebulun Level 5 (6,745 points)
    The Guinness and a Nap Solution works for me.
  • Ken Summerall, Jr. Level 3 (910 points)
    Leave it to the elitist to correct my elitist answer!

    K