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Top 10 Most Expensive Softwares in the World

Saturday, August 13th 2011. | Technology

The terms software and hardware are used as both nouns and adjectives. The distinction between software and hardware is sometimes confusing because they are so integrally linked. Clearly, when you purchase a program, you are buying software. But to buy the software, you need to buy the disk (hardware) on which the software is recorded. Software is often divided into two categories: systems software : Includes the operating system and all the utilities that enable the computer to function and applications software : Includes programs that do real work for users. Here is 10 most expensive softwares

10 Macromedia ColdFusion MX – $5,000+

coldfusion mx

coldfusion mx

On February 7, 2005,Macromedia announced that the latest version of ColdFusion had been released.ColdFusion MX 7.0 offers up some significant new features, as well asimprovements to existing ones. Probably the most visiblenew feature is the ability for CFMX 7.0 to easily create Flash-based forms.With the use of a few tags (,,,among others), CF will generate sophisticated Flash-based forms. These includetabbed forms, expandable and collapsible accordion forms, trees, data grids,and calendar components. The Flash forms are cross-platform and look great, andare far easier to build than DHTML-based forms. The forms can also executecustom Flash ActionScript commands if you have theneed. For a developer like me, who has rather rudimentary graphic designskills, the new Flash forms are welcome addition.

 

9. AutoCad – $8,500+

Autocad

Autocad

Design and shape the world around you with the powerful, flexible features in AutoCAD® 2012 software, one of the world’s leading 2D and 3D CAD design tools. Maximize your productivity with updated tools for conceptual design, model documentation, and reality capture. With AutoCAD® for Mac® software, get the power of familiar design and drafting tools on the Mac OS® X platform.

 

8. Adobe Font Folio 11.0 – $8,789+

adobe font folio

adobe font folio

Adobe® Font Folio® 11 software is a collection of more than 2,300 fonts from the Adobe Type Library in OpenType® format, which provides enhanced linguistic support, advanced typographic features, and true cross-platform compatibility. Use Font Folio 11 to expand your design options in virtually any medium — including print, web, video, and electronic documents.

 

7. Maya- $11,000

maya

maya

Maya® 3D animation software delivers an end-to-end creative workflow with comprehensive tools for animation, modeling, simulation, visual effects, rendering, matchmoving, and compositing on a highly extensible production platform. Whether you work in film, games, television, advertising, publishing, or graphic design, Maya offers state-of-the-art toolsets, combined into a single affordable offering designed to help meet today’s demanding production requirements. Autodesk® Maya® 2012 delivers new toolsets for previsualization and game prototyping, extended simulation capabilities, and improved pipeline integration.

 

6. Adobe Acrobat Capture 3 – $20,000

adobe-acrobat-capture

adobe-acrobat-capture

After careful consideration and analysis of the marketplace, Adobe has decided to discontinue selling Adobe® Acrobat® Capture 3 as well as its associated add-ons, Acrobat Capture Dongles, and the Acrobat Capture Agent Pack. Since Acrobat Capture 3 was released in 2001, image-to-PDF conversion solutions have become commonplace on the market. The most frequently used functions, including image-to-PDF conversion and optical character recognition (OCR), are built into Adobe Acrobat desktop software and Adobe LiveCycle® PDF Generator ES2 server software.

 

5. CORE Impact Pro – $50,000

core impact pro

core impact pro

Backed by Core Security’s ongoing vulnerability research and leading-edge threat expertise, IMPACT Pro allows you to take security testing to the next level by safely replicating a broad range of threats to your organization’s sensitive data and mission-critical infrastructure – providing extensive visibility into the cause, effect and prevention of data breaches.

 

4. Softimage Face Robot – £95,000

FaceRobot

FaceRobot

SOFTIMAGE FACE ROB OT the industry’s first software application dedicated to the creation of believable facial animation for high-end film, post and games productions. Designed for studios faced with high-quality or high-volume facial animation requirements, Face Robot software represents a technological breakthrough by enabling professionals to animate a digital human face with higher quality results and in less time than using traditional methods. In just six easy steps, artists can generate emotive expressions that replicate natural, organic movement of skin and soft tissue. The software works with all major 3D applications and easily integrates into any studio pipeline.

 

3. Renderware SDK – $190,000

renderware-sdk

renderware-sdk

Renderware is many things, but the portion gta uses, is Renderware Graphics, and is the driving force behind what you see (literally) in the game. Renderware graphics is the only part of the renderware package that GTA uses. The next gta will be on the PS3, and there has been no mention of an update for Renderware, for any major next gen system, since EA bought it (Rw). R* was also hiring export coders not too long ago, presumably they are building their own engine, or licensing a different one, for gta4. In either case, it doesn’t look like they’ll be using Rw and if they dfid, 3.7 will be outdated by that time.

 

2. VxWorks – $199,000


VxWorks provides the best foundation for rapid development and execution of complex applications in real-time. This efficient real-time operating system incorporates such features as a scalable run-time kernel to conserve code space and support for many different application programming interfaces. Integrated communication routines support data transmission over the Myrinet fabric. TCP/IP is supported throughout the Myrinet network permitting standard services across heterogeneous processors.

 

1. CryENGINE – – $200,000+

cry engine

cry engine

The Cryengine 3 as the most expensive software is a game-engine developed by Crytek was released for the Xbox 360, PS3 and the PC. In many ways it’s a more refined version of Crytek’s previous engine the CryEngine 2, for instance the CryEngine 3 seems to be much more efficient than the CryEngine 2, being able to match the PC graphic level equivalent “High” on consoles (though how smooth they will perform remains unknown).



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