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Trados download demo?
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Spiros Doikas  Identity Verified
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Dec 29, 2008

Is there a link to download a Trados demo?

 

Wolfgang Jörissen  Identity Verified
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No, there isn't. Dec 29, 2008

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Luisa Ramos, CT  Identity Verified
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Demo or Trial version? Dec 29, 2008

There is a 4-minute demo in the TRADOS site. I bet you are looking for a trial version. Nowhere to be found. I could be wrong but I believe there once was such a trial version.

 

Spiros Doikas  Identity Verified
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Yes Dec 29, 2008

There used to be one here:

http://downloadcentre.sdl.com/T2007/SP2/SDLTrados2007_PRO_SP2_835.exe


 

Mulyadi Subali  Identity Verified
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yes, there is Dec 29, 2008

but i don't know whether it can be published publicly.

 

Spiros Doikas  Identity Verified
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What's the point Dec 29, 2008

of it being there, if it cannot be published publicly? It sounds absurd to me...

 

Mulyadi Subali  Identity Verified
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demoware Dec 29, 2008

... is usually published openly at the developer's site, cmiiw. but this is not the case with sdl. so that's it.

 

Grzegorz Gryc  Identity Verified
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LOL... Dec 29, 2008

Spiros Doikas wrote:

There used to be one here:

http://downloadcentre.sdl.com/T2007/SP2/SDLTrados2007_PRO_SP2_835.exe


Probably they realized these files were used as demo version by the newbies (which was contrary to the SDL marketing policy) or as presegmenter by some DVX bastards (which was even worse) and the name was changed.

As it's a lot of mess in SDL, this one is still available:
http://downloadcentre.sdl.com/T2007/SP2/SDLTrados2007_FL_SP2_835.exeicon_smile.gif

Cheers
GG


 

Spiros Doikas  Identity Verified
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Thanks Dec 29, 2008

for the link!

Well, I am a proz Trados trainer and some potential students ask for a demo before they enroll to the seminars. If I tell them there is no such demo available they are taken aback; and justifiably so. Don't you agree?

Would you be willing to pay for a seminar in order to learn a program for which there is no trial version available (especially given the limitations of Trados trial).


 

KSL Berlin  Identity Verified
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Thank you :-) Dec 29, 2008

Grzegorz Gryc wrote:
As it's a lot of mess in SDL, this one is still available....


Very useful, thank you Grzegorz. Although this DVX-using SOB owns two Trados licenses, they are for the previous version, and this will enable me to make some up-to-date screenshots for a book without being obliged to feed more money to the Evil Beast. Unless my current dispute over MT Extract upgrades is resolved, I am inclined never to give any money to SDL again. I am completely fed up with a company that shows its users less respect than I give to the trash I recycle.


 

Grzegorz Gryc  Identity Verified
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A well known information... Dec 29, 2008

Mulyadi Subali wrote:

... is usually published openly at the developer's site, cmiiw. but this is not the case with sdl. so that's it.


The file name was published oficially by SDL, so you can use it as you like.
See http://www.translationzone.com/en/Images/Release%20notes%20SP2%20FL_tcm18-5580.pdf

The problem is the file location (I don't think it was published by SDL) but it makes a year it's public too.
E.g. you may find it several times on Proz.

So, you have all the necessary data.

Cheers
GG

[Edited at 2008-12-29 15:56 GMT]


 

Mulyadi Subali  Identity Verified
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nice... Dec 29, 2008

Grzegorz Gryc wrote:

The file name was published oficially by SDL, so you can use it as you like.
See http://www.translationzone.com/en/Images/Release%20notes%20SP2%20FL_tcm18-5580.pdf

The problem is the file location (I don't think it was published by SDL) but it makes a year it's public too.
E.g. you may find it several times on Proz.

So, you have all the necessary data.

Cheers
GG

[Edited at 2008-12-29 15:56 GMT]


thanks


 

Grzegorz Gryc  Identity Verified
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Humanitarian attitude... Dec 29, 2008

Spiros Doikas wrote:

for the link!

Well, I am a proz Trados trainer and some potential students ask for a demo before they enroll to the seminars. If I tell them there is no such demo available they are taken aback; and justifiably so. Don't you agree?

No ;-P
It's a prove how SDL cares about the potential clients.
If they see the software, they may vomit.

BTW.
I work as trainer too and I see the learning curve for most "leading" CAT tools on the market is fair better than for Trados.
E.g., with a little help, a chimpanzee starts to work with Swordfish after 2-3 hours.
You can't imagine it with Trados.
And a lot of people simply get frustrated and surrend.

So, I think the SDL decision is somehow logic but it's a prove of a weakness of their software too.

Would you be willing to pay for a seminar in order to learn a program for which there is no trial version available (especially given the limitations of Trados trial).

Seriously?
I think it's simply absurd.
It's a prove of a decline of the Trados empire.
If they can't use rational arguments, the software must become a marketing mystery.

No engineer buys software he can't test.
The translators are presumed to do it.
Are we idiots?

Cheers
GG

[Edited at 2008-12-29 18:34 GMT]


 

Mulyadi Subali  Identity Verified
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maybe... Dec 29, 2008

Grzegorz Gryc wrote:

No engineer buys software he can't test.
The translators are presumed to do it.
Are we idiots?

Cheers
GG

[Edited at 2008-12-29 16:25 GMT]


... and don't forget 'peer pressure', 'keeping up with the joneses', etc.


 

Vito Smolej
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Well, you could always indicate, there's Webinars Dec 29, 2008

Spiros Doikas wrote: Well, I am a proz Trados trainer and some potential students ask for a demo before they enroll to the seminars.

... but I guess the students have your phone number etc, so this is a nogo.

So you are a proz Trados trainer, training sheep in the product you cant demonstrate and which the trainees, except for a black (blacked-out?) sheep or two, do not own. I dont envy you. Well, let's hear it for the boys (three, four ...)

Sweet dreams are made of this
Who am I to disagree?
I travel the world
And the seven seas--
Everybody`s looking for something.

Some of them want to use you
Some of them want to get used by you
Some of them want to abuse you
Some of them want to be abused.


[EDIT]Listen, ye cash cows: no cash, no feed, understood!?

[Edited at 2008-12-29 17:37 GMT]


 
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