What about FoxPro 2.6, 2.5, 2.0, 1.0?
FoxPro and it's predecessor, FoxBASE, have always been "best of
class" and stable and a product we could depend upon.
And it always got better. The data engine was more stable, the
processing was faster, at least until the slow down introduced by Visual
enhancements. That's discussed in another short
FoxPro 2.6 is backwards compatible with 2.5, with 2.0 and so forth.
The latest, 2.6a, runs the fastest, has the fewest number of data
incidents by far. As a programmer who wants no problems, as a business
owner who doesn't want to loose data, there's no choice, use 2.6a.
There always has been a runtime developer's kit that allowed the
developer to distribute your application royalty free (with a few
And yes, the licensing for the user interface changed to a per user
model. You'll have to talk to Microsoft about that.
If you have problems running FoxPro 2.6 on fast computers, look
here. If you want buy a copy, check out EMS
Software's FoxPro for
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