To grow, Borland to cut off its roots (ZDNet)
Posted Feb 10, 2006 0:56 UTC (Fri) by bk
Parent article: To grow, Borland to cut off its roots (ZDNet)
I remember maybe 11-12 years ago I first learned C from one of those "Learn C in 20 Lessons" type books, and it included a version of Turbo C++ for DOS. There was a primitive form of DRM included though; any binaries created by the compiler would only run normally within the included IDE. If you tried to run them from a DOS prompt they would bomb out with "This program must be run within the Turbo C++ IDE".
I'm glad that free software eliminates that kind of thing from being viable anymore.
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