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Rattrap

Member Since 03 Nov 2004
Offline Last Active Today, 08:48 AM

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In Topic: VS 2015 is here

21 July 2015 - 07:40 AM


Like I said, I can use Community, just kinda wanted the Pro non-MSDN version. And really, can you see small teams being able to afford $700+ a year per seat just for VS? $300 per seat one-time is much more reasonable...

 

Pre-Express/Community, I did end up buying a year subscription several years ago (VS 2005 era) to get Visual Studio Pro.  Unless something changed, the good news is Visual Studio keeps working after that, just the subscription (and wonderful included software) goes away (also got 2010 at a nice discount with a little help from my wife's best friend's husband who works at Microsoft)  In fact, I was still able to get a couple of VS keys after my subscription expired (keys just appears on my msdn page).  I did check, and they didn't provide me a 2015 key.  I did just install the Community edition and it has been pretty nice so far.


In Topic: VS 2015 is here

21 July 2015 - 04:53 AM


(Yes, I could just grab the community edition, but there are still some features in Pro that I'd like - but not enough to pay hundreds of dollars a year for...)

 

Compare Visual Studio 2015 Offerings

 

So far the only listed difference I've seen between the Community and Pro is the lack of CodeLens, Team Foundation Server, Web-based Test Case Management, Agile Portfolio Management, Team (Chat) Rooms, and Work Item Charting.


In Topic: Trusting Antivirus logos?

11 June 2015 - 07:54 AM

Start with this (mentioned earlier):  www.malwarebytes.com It is free and not running all the time (unless you pay for it and use the resident version).  It will take care of most of the malware issues.

 

Next I would at least run this: http://www.eset.com/us/online-scanner/ Eset has a scanner and remover available for free that is basically meant to do a one time scan and remove.  It should at least help to make sure you got anything malwarebytes didn't get.

 

Then I would invest in something.  Avast, AVG, and Microsoft's are free, but you tend to get what you pay for.  I use Kaspersky and have had good luck with them.  If you watch for deals at various stores, you can usually end up getting something good for free after mail in rebates.


In Topic: Steam's compensated modding policy

28 April 2015 - 12:09 PM

 

very naive to thinks its the end

 

 

I think you are right.  Like Valve said, starting with a well established free community was probably not the best idea.  Will it happen for Skyrim at this point... probably not; but will it work for the future on other games... probably.


In Topic: What are the recommended places to store save data?

17 February 2015 - 01:25 PM


Please don't put save games in AppData because that folder is invisible (by default) which makes it harder to access.

 

I totally agree with this.  I've lost a few saved games after a hard drive crash due to this.

 

Personally, I redirect the major folders from the C:\ to a set of mirrored raid drives.  If I have a system drive crash (or just feel like doing an OS refresh) , I can reinstall windows and just redirect the folders again and all my data files are still there.  So anything kept in My Documents survives.

 

Plus a lot of backup software will backup the My Documents folder by default.


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