https://edn.embarcadero.com/article/20841I don't see anything that says the license has changed, only that there is no support.
Officially, the download cannot be used for anything else than personal use.These historical files are provided to the Borland community free of charge. They may be downloaded and used "as is" for personal use only
Not too easy, at least not in my countryYou could buy a used copy on ebay if you are concerned I guess.
I interpreted that statement to mean personal use of Turbo C itself (i.e. you couldn't resell Turbo C), not any programs you created with it. But I could be incorrect.
Embarcdero's site shows TurboC 2.0 only, I might have TurboC 3.0 somewhere.I've come across places where you can download Turbo C, and it's supposedly free to use. Is that legit? I don't know who owns the rights to the old Borland stuff.
It's a well-known fact that old floppies delaminate and are unreliable in modern times. Some are worse than others.Well i imaged the C++, one disk has a bad sector though. Whats with all the 3.5's i've been loosing lately. All my 5.25s have been rock solid... Weird.
Anywho I have a copy in Winimage format, one the help files is what took the hit, so shouldnt be a huge deal. Shame though. Its 720kb diskettes, havent seen a copy of it online.
Would you mind telling me what you want Turbo C for? I find it disturbing that a lot of stuff, including MSDOS itself, is withdrawn from sale when people still want to buy it.I've come across places where you can download Turbo C, and it's supposedly free to use. Is that legit? I don't know who owns the rights to the old Borland stuff.
Can you tell me what you are doing on your old machines?I have a boxed copy of Borland Turbo C++3.0 for DOS on my shelf over my head. Purchased from ebay a decade ago for something to do with my old machines.
Microsoft released the source code of MS-DOS 1.25 and 2.0 a few years ago. They put the superbly permisive MIT license. So, from 2018 it's totally legal to use DOS 1.25 or 2.0 whatever the place and origin of the software. Anyway, I don't think they have any problem with people who uses later versions pirated. Windows XP and later is another history, as it's a current system (although now without official support, it can run many modern applications). In fact, WinWorldPC.com has a huge repository of CPM and DOS applications (along with the actual operating systems...), and they don't seem to have any legal problems at all. And Microsoft doesn't hesitate to sue anybody, sometimes even with some quite stupid reasons, like when they sued Mike Row for funding Mike Row Soft, or when they sued Lindows...I find it disturbing that a lot of stuff, including MSDOS itself, is withdrawn from sale when people still want to buy it.
You asked to other users but I hope you don't mind I tell my personal reasonsWould you mind telling me what you want Turbo C for?
Can you tell me what you are doing on your old machines?
BTW, is it possible to buy working IBM PC XT clones with a 20 MB hard disk?
Also did any XT clones have a BIOS with LBA support, as my hard disk support is currently dependent on LBA to support big disks?
I'd like to ensure PDOS/86 is not using any non-8088 instructions.