Thoughts about Microsoft msdn and Microsoft action pack.
I started building computers about a year ago. I've recently began building a home server and am looking to build at least two htpc's. Every time I start a build I have a blast picking out parts and assembling the computer. The excitement fades quickly when it comes time to buy the software, which is so bloody expensive. I do prefer to use Microsoft products since I am so familiar with them and use these products daily at work. I also work long hours so I don't have a lot of time to learn how to configure a linux based system.
So finally to my questions:
Does anyone have experience with either Microsoft msdn or Microsoft action pack?
Can I purchase either for home use?
Is it worth the yearly fee?
I enjoy the idea of paying a yearly fee and have access to every piece of software I would need. In addition, upgrading my software for no extra cost is very appealing.
Thanks for the help!