[Python-Dev] VC++ 2008 Express Edition now locked away?

Stefan Behnel stefan_ml at behnel.de
Wed Mar 6 17:46:46 CET 2013

Chris Angelico, 06.03.2013 17:30:
> On Thu, Mar 7, 2013 at 1:40 AM, Ezio Melotti wrote:
>> I did try a few weeks ago, when I had to download a copy of Windows
>> for a project.  Long story short, after 30+ minutes and a number of
>> confirmation emails I reached a point where I had a couple of new
>> accounts on MSDN/Dreamspark, a "purchased" free copy of Windows in my
>> e-cart, and some .exe I had to download in order to download and
>> verify the purchased copy.  That's where I gave up.
> That's the point where I'd start looking at peer-to-peer downloads.
> These sorts of things are often available on torrent sites; once the
> original publisher starts making life harder, third-party sources
> become more attractive.

May I express my doubts that the license allows a redistribution of the
software in this form?


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