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i know you guys probably get this A LOT!

I just went to my first class of the semester and I found out that they will be using CS5's Dreamweaver, Flash, and Fireworks. I know, i could very easily do everything in a computer lab, but their computers in the labs are something like core 2 duo's at 2 ghz with 2 gb of ram. And while im there, i know that i have my sig rig at home. im also trying to stay away from *cough* illegal activity. so please don't say just pirate it.

i am a student if you haven't already figured that out. and i can get the discounts, but i think 450 for the student/teacher edition of the master collection is still a bit high.

again, i guess i'll just have to settle for the school's computers, even though my 600 dollar 2 year old laptop is faster then they are.
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wow, im pretty sure i put this in other software, but i guess i didn't, so if someone could move it i'd appreciate it.
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That is the bed price your are going to get, also you must realize it is already discounted from the 600 per program rate, if I were you or save up for the cs5 master suite for a grand. Try going to journeyed.com or red software, they both sell software to students at a student rate. I doubt you would find anything cheaper unless you bought it of craigslist or eBay
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I believe that sometimes colleges will have agreements with the software vendors to supply student editions of the software to students for a fee much lower than the standard student edition price. So that is something to check on. I'm kind of surprised that your textbook did not come with a CD/DVD of a working version.
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That is the bed price your are going to get, also you must realize it is already discounted from the 600 per program rate, if I were you or save up for the cs5 master suite for a grand. Try going to journeyed.com or red software, they both sell software to students at a student rate. I doubt you would find anything cheaper unless you bought it of craigslist or eBay
yeah thats what i figured, i might try to save up, but 900 dollars is a little pricy to me for software.

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I believe that sometimes colleges will have agreements with the software vendors to supply student editions of the software to students for a fee much lower than the standard student edition price. So that is something to check on. I'm kind of surprised that your textbook did not come with a CD/DVD of a working version.
i think it does, but it's only a trial. i want the full version because i like to toss around graphics and stuff for sigs and pictures for websites (although im not good at it by any means) i figured this class might help me with that though. so thats why i was thinking about getting it.
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I believe that sometimes colleges will have agreements with the software vendors to supply student editions of the software to students for a fee much lower than the standard student edition price. So that is something to check on. I'm kind of surprised that your textbook did not come with a CD/DVD of a working version.
thats what journeyed offers, you must provide your student info to get student prices on software. free versions have a 30 day trial
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... we got Pentium 4 HTs running on a 10 year old server running Server Edition 2003 and loaded with bloatware... oh the horrors!!!
and the server is a modded desktop pc...
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See if you could get some sort of remote access that you can use from home (Remote Desktop, VNC, Citrix etc) the software would still be running on the slower machines but may be an option for you.
    
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Yeah I second checking with your instructor some companies make deals with the schools where they can let you use their software on your computer for the time you are in school. Or at a very discounted price.
    
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