I don't think any of us can complain that Protel went the extra mile and
offered SP5 and SP6 free.


Mike Reagan
EDSI




----- Original Message -----
From: Ian Wilson <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: Protel EDA Forum <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Thursday, August 01, 2002 6:25 AM
Subject: Re: [PEDA] Re[2]: Not DXP or P99SE, but have you seen the Cadence
offer!!!!


> On 08:57 AM 1/08/2002 -0400, Andrew Jenkins said:
>
>
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Tony Karavidas [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> > > Sent: Wednesday, July 31, 2002 5:59 PM
> > > To: Protel EDA Forum
> > > Subject: Re: [PEDA] Re[2]: Not DXP or P99SE, but have you seen the
> > > Cadence offer!!!!
> > >
> > >
> > > Get ready to bend over for the maintenance fees on $26,000.
> > > Hmmm, send a kid
> > > to college, or...
> > >
> > > You know with all the bitching that goes on around here about
> > > Protel, you
> > > guys seem to forget how inexpensive it really is for what
> > > you're getting.
> >
> >That sentiment was built when Protel cost a third of its present price,
only
> >a few short years ago. The rapid tripling of Protel's price at the behest
of
> >Protel/Altium's corporate captains, coupled with their clever new ATS
> >coercement, has made that warm-n-fuzzy sentiment hollow at best.
> >
> >aj
>
> The game changed when the price went up that is for sure.  They need to
> deliver a three times better product by your figuring. Are they?
>
> I can't recall now - over what period did the price triple?  It would be
> interesting to see how that matches with features and bugs fixes.
>
> I wonder if the introduction of SP5 and SP6, which really helped stability
> for many of us, corresponds to the steepest price rise. If so then any of
> us that are very price sensitive should  wish for buggy software!  Do you
> like my logic?  Maybe I should go into marketing.
>
> Ian Wilson
>
>
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