[fpc-devel] Borland's new product line up

Daniël Mantione daniel.mantione at freepascal.org
Tue Aug 8 15:55:15 CEST 2006

Op Tue, 8 Aug 2006, schreef Alexsander Rosa:

> A free downloadable version?

Borland has done this before; for example I remember free Kylix and C++ 
downloads. The reason is simple: Amateurs help a lot in making a 
technology useable in the enterprise. This was the case with Turbo Pascal 
and Delphi, but is for example also true for other technologies like PHP.

With Turbo Pascal, they sold it for very friendly prices, often below 100 
EUR. However, that was before the internet and the open source revolution.
They believe a free download is nowadays the best way to serve the amateur 


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