Microsoft IS awesome after all!
I take it all back about Microsoft. They are epic, despite their irritating “Release a new version of software and OS ever few years and don’t maintain compatibility” habits (and how BAD VC++6.0 was).
How so? Dreamspark.
What is Dreamspark? Well, it basically gives all of Microsoft’s development software FREE to students!
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