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    Default Other Platforms

    We have been making decent progress on a Linux version of BC3, with a general strategy of releasing it at the same time as the Windows version. With any luck, we will be starting early beta tests on the Linux version in a month or so.

    We also get a lot of requests for a native Mac version of Beyond Compare. While we'd love to offer it, an OS/X port would be difficult based on our current development environment and limited resources. After we get version 3 released and settled down, we'll take another look at the feasibility of a Mac version.
    Tim T Scooter Software

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    I have only one thing to say:


    WWWWOOOOO HHHHOOOOO!!!!!

    I'm still doing manual diffs on my Linux workstation. (I run Win32 within VMware virtual machines.)

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    Would a Windows version purchase also allow you to run a Linux version? Or would that be counted as 2 different items?

    Wonderful program!!

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    Our current plan is that Linux and Windows pricing will be the same, although separate licenses will be needed to run on both platforms. We'll likely have a bundle price for getting both together.

    Here's our tentative pricing for a single user:

    BC3 Standard = $30
    BC3 Standard Win32+Linux = $50
    BC3 Pro = $50
    BC3 Pro Win32+Linux = $70

    Comments anyone?
    Tim T Scooter Software

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    Default Re: Other Platforms

    The prices seem very fair to me (especially considering the price of the competition). Any thought of an 'upgrade' price for existing users? Would there be a discount?

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    Comments anyone?
    It's great that you're coming out with a native Linux version.

    But I'm disappointed that I'll need to purchase two licenses.

    A nice feature of the BC license is that with a single license, I can use BC on more than one computer (although I only use one computer at any given time). Since I dual-boot Windows and Linux, then I'll need two BC licenses to run BC on both the Windows and Linux partitions on the same computer.

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    Default Re: Other Platforms

    I'm still working on the upgrade policy, but there will be a discount for BC2 license holders. I'll post more details in this forum soon.
    Tim T Scooter Software

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    Thanks for your feedback, Dave. Our pricing policy for BC3 is still tentative, so it's a good time to get everyone's opinion.

    Anyone else?
    Tim T Scooter Software

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    A nice feature of the BC license is that with a single license, I can use BC on more than one computer (although I only use one computer at any given time).
    This is what I liked about Borland's "like a book" license policy, i.e. install on as many machines as you like, if, like a book, you only use one at a time.

    I'll still need two licenses, as I'm frequently using my Linux workstation and Win32 within a VMware virtual machine (at the same time, switching back and forth). If there were an OS X version of BC, then I'd gladly fork out for another license. It's not like the $800 we recently forked out for one software package, plus the other $400 for the other.

    Thanks, guys, for making BC so affordable!

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    The freedom that BC Licences allow are very generous, and I would imagine generate sales itself.

    I like the fact, that the licence is tied to ME, not my machine, so I can install BC where I need it, and as long as it's only me that uses, a single licence suffices.

    This is very handy, as I use BC at work (my company bought a large number of licences), but it means I can use my licence at home for my own stuff. The licencing flexability is the icing on an already great cake, and the reason I recommend BC to so many people. Please don't lock it down..

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