Microsoft releases Visual Studio Community 2013
Microsoft has released a new version of Visual Studio 2013 that goes by the name of Visual Studio Community 2013.
What is this you may ask? Simply put, Visual Studio Community edition is a free, full-featured development environment designed for open source contributors, students, small companies, start-ups and individual developers.
Visual Studio Community 2013 offers the same of features that can be found in the professional version including the ability to install extensions.
Any individual developer can use the Visual Studio Community edition to create free or commercial apps. As for organizations, if you are a non-enterprise organization, up to 5 of your developers can use the Community edition. Otherwise, for enterprise organizations, you are prohibited from using this version except in cases where your project is an open source project or has to do with academic research and classroom learning.
Visual Studio Community 2013 comes with update 4 build in and can be downloaded at Visual Studio Community 2013 Offline Installer (.ISO / English)
If you are interested in more details or you wish to download a different language of the product, visit Visual Studio’s download page
Supported Operation Systems for Visual Studio Community 2013
- Windows 8.1 (x86 and x64)
- Windows 8 (x86 and x64)
- Windows 7 SP1 (x86 and x64)
- Windows Server 2012 R2 (x64)
- Windows Server 2012 (x64)
- Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (x64)
Recommended System Requirements
- 1.6 GHz or faster processor
- 1 GB of RAM (1.5 GB if running on a virtual machine)
- 20 GB of available hard disk space
- 5400 RPM hard disk drive
- DirectX 9-capable video card that runs at 1024 x 768 or higher display resolution