Most Software Makers have links for educational discounts. I just bought Sonic Foundry's Vegas+DVD for 70% off = under $270.00. There was a link to a list of 20 or so resellers at the bottom of Sonic's Home Page. All I had to do is fax, mail or email a copy of a current class schedule, or school ID. Works for family members too., as long as the school info matches the ship to name.
...again...like I have hundreds of dollars laying around. I'm not gonna be making any money of the software if I were to buy it (and ur not supposed to), so I would rather just download it and learn it.
Talking about educational software, my (new) school (University of Waterloo) has a Mircosoft Developer's Network Academic Alliance for Students, so I can get pretty much anything M$ for free for academic purposes. eg. XP Pro, Visual Studio 6 & .NET 2003, etc (Not that I would use anything other than the first example, lmao).
Last night I was 65% done downloading Red Faction 2, Star Wars: Jedi Academy was 40% and the 2nd disc for Age of Mythology was 70% done...and I accidently closed the freakin' program. Now I have to start all over again...ARGH!!!
Is anyone familiar with bitTorrent stuff and know of any programs that will save the state of the download? I guessing that if I save the bitTorrent file, I can continue later? Is that a good guess?