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  12 December 2004
Question Which version would I get?

I'm on verge of puchasing XSI Foundation but I'd be interested to know if I would get 4.2 out of the box or 4.0 and have to D/L the upgrade?

And are people happy with the upgrade?

Thanks in Advance.
 
  12 December 2004
I've ordered XSI FND yesterday via fax, and on the invoice it said version 4.0. So I guess I'll get the 4.0 box and have to download the update.
 
  12 December 2004
Neostar, cheers for that. I thought that would be the case.
I think I'll take the plunge and order it tomorrow.

BTW, Will it arrive before Xmas or not?
 
  12 December 2004
The package may arrive, and it may not. It's hard to tell, but you'll be able to use the app immediately.
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  12 December 2004
FYI, I ordered via xsibase, the orders are being processed in Dublin.
 
  12 December 2004
Like JDex said, you can use the application as soon as you order, or actually you can use it now. You will want to download version 4.2, and you can do that right now, and use it as a 30 day trial version until you place your order. Once you order XSI foundation they will email you a key code to unlock the software you already installed, so that it won't disable itself after 30 days. The main thing you get with the physical package are the extremely usefull training DVDs, and a partial manual (1 book...I assume that if you order more expensive versions than foundation you get several manuals instead of only the "intro" manual to XSI).


They will probably send you version 4.0 on CD, but most likely you will never have a reason to install the software from the CD. To upgrade from 4.0 to 4.2 you need to download the entire application from the website, so there isn't much point in installing 4.0 prior to installing 4.2.

I like going through training documentation, so when I ordered XSI I waited until the actual package showed up, so I could use the DVDs.
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  12 December 2004
Originally Posted by kalbers: The main thing you get with the physical package are the extremely usefull training DVDs, and a partial manual (1 book...I assume that if you order more expensive versions than foundation you get several manuals instead of only the "intro" manual to XSI).

Actually, the manuals are all there... in the Documentation CD, you will find all the manuals in HTML and PDF format... summing up to over 4,500 pages.

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  12 December 2004
Thumbs up

Guys, the info is much appreciated thanks.

Neostar, I'd like to know the process regarding ordering through xsibase. It is quick and easy or does it add more to the process. I'm all for supporting websites so it would be good if it's not too complicated.

Cheers everyone for the info.
 
  12 December 2004
Originally Posted by Plunderhawk: Neostar, I'd like to know the process regarding ordering through xsibase. It is quick and easy or does it add more to the process. I'm all for supporting websites so it would be good if it's not too complicated.



Well you can order online too if you like to support xsibase. I send my order via fax on the 12.1.2004 20:23, I got the invoice from Dublin as PDF on the 12.3.2004 11:21. I made the bank transfer on the same day, so lets see when my package arrives. Concerning the pricing, if you order by fax they just add your local tax, if you order online the tax is included but you have to pay additional shipping costs.
 
  12 December 2004
took my package 'bout 2 weeks to come from Dublin
 
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