To buy - Dreamweaver or Student edition?

  rolmes 16:06 05 Sep 2006

I'm thinking of buying an old edition of Dreamweaver and have had a look around, and it seems as if there are 2 choices - either Dreamweaver as a stand alone product, or bundled with Flash, Freehand and Fireworks in a student package. Because the latter is only slightly more expensive than the former, I am concerned about 2 possiblilities with the student version:
1. That I will not be able to register the product and subsequently...
2. I will not be able to access the extensions found on the macromedia site.
Furthermore, will I be able to do either of the above with the stand alone product, considering it is 2nd hand?
If anybody can shed some light...thanks.

  ade.h 17:00 05 Sep 2006

Speaking personally, I would not buy a Student license of any software, as I'm not a student and I would feel that I was being a bit dishonest.

Neither would I buy second-hand software, for the same licensing/registration concerns that you are thinking about.

But then again, I wouldn't buy Dreamweaver at all really. I'm moving away from WYSIWYG.

Could you put it off for a while and see how the market develops? I can envisage Adobe concentrating its efforts on developing DW (see Splatter's recent thread) and that may well result in an update. Version 8 would then surely drop in price to shift remaining copies, as almost always happens with old software.

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