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Joel on Software

08

by Joel Spolsky
Friday, August 08, 2003

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I'll be on vacation for a couple of weeks. As soon as I get back, I'll push the button and we'll release CityDesk 2.0. There's a loophole the size of a truck going on right now with CityDesk pricing... we promised to upgrade all CityDesk 1.0 Home or Pro Edition users to CityDesk 2.0 Pro for free when 2.0 ships. So basically while I'm looking at fjords and glaciers, you can buy the 1.0 home edition for $79 and get the 2.0 pro edition free when I get home, saving $270.


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