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Darwin

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BeyondCompare 3 Released
« on: July 31, 2008, 09:40:12 AM »
Noticed this this morning - Scooter Software have finally released BeyondCompare 3! I say "finally" because when I bought version 2 three years ago, version 3 was supposed to be being released before the end of the year (2005)... Thus, this is a long awaited update!

BC 3 announcement.pngBeyondCompare 3 Released

Edit: added screenshot
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Re: BeyondCompare 3 Released
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2008, 09:57:11 AM »
Time for that discount then :)

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Re: BeyondCompare 3 Released
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2008, 10:05:08 AM »
Now it's available for the Mac too, one less reason to stick with windows.

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Re: BeyondCompare 3 Released
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2008, 10:09:43 AM »
Time for that discount then :)

Heh, heh - I seem to have lost all of the relevant e-mails regarding my BC 2 purchase (Outlook 1, Darwin 0) :o I was assured at the time that buying version 2 would qualify me for a free upgrade to version 3 when released (as noted above, it was to be imminently released)... I also took advantage of the DC discount when I purchased but I can prove none of it  :(

No worries, really. I am happy with version 2.

Still, fingers crossed, eh?

Edit: added Tuckndar's comment for clarity - justice and I posted simultaneously.
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« Last Edit: July 31, 2008, 10:12:42 AM by Darwin »

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Re: BeyondCompare 3 Released
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2008, 10:11:23 AM »
Now it's available for the Mac too, one less reason to stick with windows.

The lines are definitely blurring. I like to think I'd go Linux when I venture out of the MS nest, though...
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Re: BeyondCompare 3 Released
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2008, 02:25:44 PM »
You'de think they would at least send out an email to registered users of version 2. Maybe they are just too embarassed to ask us to pay for our "free" upgrade.  ;)

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Re: BeyondCompare 3 Released
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2008, 02:36:29 PM »
According to their website, if you bought your BC2 license after 1/1/2007, you can get a free updated by filling out the form at: http://www.scooterso...p?zz=req_freeupgrade


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Re: BeyondCompare 3 Released
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2008, 09:00:11 PM »
According to their website, if you bought your BC2 license after 1/1/2007, you can get a free updated by filling out the form at: http://www.scooterso...p?zz=req_freeupgrade

I bought my copy in August 2005...

tinjaw - they didn't even send out a notice to beta testers.
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Re: BeyondCompare 3 Released
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2008, 11:15:08 PM »
I was lucky enough to win a license for BC2 the month after I joined up at DC.   Thank you again mouser :Thmbsup:

Even though I effectively obtained the program free, Scooter Software were still good enough to offer me a $15 upgrade discount.....and then I couldn't decide whether to get the Standard or Pro version of BC3.

Ended up with the Pro version and I'm glad I did since I've been using the Alignment Override a fair bit recently, (although I thought I'd mainly get the Pro for the merging facility).

BTW, in case you don't know there was a recent update to BC2.

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Re: BeyondCompare 3 Released
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2008, 03:42:05 AM »
I have to say Scooter software has one of the most generous trials for their software I've come across. You could use BC2 for 30 days, but it only counts days that you actually started the program. So even though I've used it quite a lot I still have days left and I will certainly demo BC3 and try and get it bought at work.

Can you use BC2 sessions in BC3 or will I lose my sessions?

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Re: BeyondCompare 3 Released
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2008, 05:38:34 AM »
You could use BC2 for 30 days, but it only counts days that you actually started the program. So even though I've used it quite a lot I still have days left and I will certainly demo BC3 and try and get it bought at work.

And, if you use Windows and Linux, I assume that you can effectively extend the trial to 60 days.

Haven't tried the prog at all yet, but I probably will. Does look rather expensive for the amount of use I would get from it though - unless there is a big discount, of course (I did notice the price looking very reasonable for 100+ users; a DC members discount would produce 100+ new users, no?)

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Re: BeyondCompare 3 Released
« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2008, 07:36:16 AM »
Waiting to hear back from the devs on a new discount.

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Re: BeyondCompare 3 Released
« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2008, 09:22:46 AM »
Nice to know you're on the case, cthorpe :Thmbsup:

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Re: BeyondCompare 3 Released
« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2008, 09:36:00 AM »
Waiting to hear back from the devs on a new discount.

Thanks for looking into this for us, Carl  :-*

Hopefully they'll throw in some licenses for the fund drive giveaway if nothing else...
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Re: BeyondCompare 3 Released
« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2008, 02:18:40 PM »
Hey Guys,

I'm glad to see the positive reactions. :)  Just to clarify/answer a few things:

1) BC3 is not available for the Mac;  just Windows and Linux right now.

2) If you purchased using DonationCoder's discount our records should show it.  Our free upgrade window has always been 12-18 months, and when Mouser wrote his review we expected to hit that window.  We decided to take more time to polish it and add extra features instead.  If you think you deserve a free upgrade anyway, just email sales and I'm sure they can help you out.

3) We haven't made a big mailing about the official release yet because we already have plenty of support, sales, and upgrade requests to keep us busy.  I think the plan is to email the full list in a couple of weeks once the initial rush dies down a bit.  We did mention v3 the 2.5.3 announcement email, and emailed the beta list a few months ago.

4) BC2 sessions and most settings can be imported into BC3.  The only thing that can't be converted automatically is custom comparison rules (unimportant text, etc), due to changes in the way those are handled.

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Re: BeyondCompare 3 Released
« Reply #15 on: August 01, 2008, 07:26:22 PM »
Welcome to DC, Craig! Thanks for stopping by and updating us  :Thmbsup:
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Re: BeyondCompare 3 Released
« Reply #16 on: August 04, 2008, 03:16:29 AM »
BC3 looks/sounds like a killer.! Good job dev'r., good job!
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Re: BeyondCompare 3 Released
« Reply #17 on: August 04, 2008, 04:03:39 AM »
I'm very tempted to just purchase this right away (I still have many days left of my evaluation period...) so I'm wondering if I purchase this today then a DC disount is available soon, would it be possible to be refunded the discount savings?

probably not the best place to ask, but I take it other DC users would be interested as well

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Re: BeyondCompare 3 Released
« Reply #18 on: August 04, 2008, 06:24:50 AM »
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I'm wondering if I purchase this today then a DC disount is available soon, would it be possible to be refunded the discount savings?

unlikely -- companies don't generally do this.

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Re: BeyondCompare 3 Released
« Reply #19 on: August 04, 2008, 11:44:54 AM »
I still haven't head back from the dev on this.  I am going to wait until tomorrow (August 5) before posting the discounts for August to see if they respond.

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Re: BeyondCompare 3 Released
« Reply #20 on: August 04, 2008, 12:27:15 PM »
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I'm wondering if I purchase this today then a DC disount is available soon, would it be possible to be refunded the discount savings?

unlikely -- companies don't generally do this.
Yes, thought so.

Hope you'll hear from them soon, cthorpe!

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Re: BeyondCompare 3 Released
« Reply #21 on: August 04, 2008, 03:29:01 PM »
hmm, there are a bunch of good linux alternatives.
Is BC3 head and shoulders above those?
Has anybody tried it?

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Re: BeyondCompare 3 Released
« Reply #22 on: August 05, 2008, 02:11:22 PM »
Great news!  I just heard back from Scooter Software and they are offering a 40% discount on Beyond Compare (any version).  I will be posting the details later this evening.

Carl

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Re: BeyondCompare 3 Released
« Reply #23 on: August 05, 2008, 02:39:42 PM »
Great news!  I just heard back from Scooter Software and they are offering a 40% discount on Beyond Compare (any version).  I will be posting the details later this evening.

Carl

Wonderful - thank you for all of your work on this on our behalf, Carl  :Thmbsup:
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Re: BeyondCompare 3 Released
« Reply #24 on: August 05, 2008, 03:14:19 PM »
Great news!  I just heard back from Scooter Software and they are offering a 40% discount on Beyond Compare (any version).  I will be posting the details later this evening.

Carl
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