Is there anywhere you can still get a copy of FD-ISR?

Discussion in 'FirstDefense-ISR Forum' started by primesuspect, Jan 10, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. primesuspect

    primesuspect Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2007
    Posts:
    8
    Hey,

    I am trying to get ahold of a copy of FD-ISR, but I can't find a copy anywhere. I have been able to find a repackaged stripped down version, but I can't seem to find a full copy. I know it is not being developed anymore, but is there anyway to still get it? And any chance of it working on Vista (32 bit)?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Chris12923

    Chris12923 Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2004
    Posts:
    1,097
    yes it works on vista and no you can not purchase it anywhere.

    Thanks,

    Chris
     
  3. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2005
    Posts:
    9,455
    primesuspect,
    Chris is correct, no company, including Horizon Datasys, sells FDISR Workstation anymore, because its development has been terminated forever.
    So it's "FirstDefense-ISR Rescue" or another ISR-software, like Baseline Shield, DeepFreeze, PowerShadow, Returnil (freeware), ShadowDefender, ShadowUser, ... or RollbackRx + clones (multiple snapshots).
     
  4. Huupi

    Huupi Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2006
    Posts:
    2,024
    I guess developper is on a long retreat always pondering the decision he had made and hopefully coming up with something new to please the Wilders crowd.
     
  5. Hairy Coo

    Hairy Coo Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2007
    Posts:
    1,486
    Location:
    Northern Beaches
  6. Huupi

    Huupi Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2006
    Posts:
    2,024
  7. EASTER

    EASTER Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2007
    Posts:
    5,632
    Location:
    U.S.A. (South)
    Yeah, you may be right, but users/customers of the original who proved to their family & friends the ABSOLUTE POWER of FD-ISR can now only salivate to something LEGENDARY they really missed out on, and missed they did.

    If LEAPROG ever bounces back again with something as fascinating and as effective as FD-ISR is proven to be, they'll be the comeback kid of the century.

    In the meantime, it's all but faded into the sunset for those poor folks
     
  8. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2003
    Posts:
    17,039
    Absolutely wrong. They are working on new FDISR products right now, but only for the Enterprise market which is profitable. You just won't see a workstation product as far as anyone knows.
     
  9. Huupi

    Huupi Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2006
    Posts:
    2,024
    The most profitable market should be the consumermarket,at least the biggest i guess but its not profitable for the simple reason...there is no money... to get into it. Smaller companies lack the means to advertise and stuff.
     
  10. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2003
    Posts:
    17,039
    It's clear this thread has run it's course. I'll leave it open a bit just in case someone else wants to post something specific to the OP's question.

    Pete
     
  11. GarySugar

    GarySugar Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2007
    Posts:
    21
  12. primesuspect

    primesuspect Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2007
    Posts:
    8
    Erik,

    Thanks for the suggestions. All of those apps would take a long time to try. . . Do you maybe have a top 2 or 3 out of those you listed?


    Thanks Gary. Does anyone happen to know if this is the full version of FD-ISR?
     
  13. EASTER

    EASTER Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2007
    Posts:
    5,632
    Location:
    U.S.A. (South)
    It could never be like FD-ISR, i don't guess, maybe it could someday, but i would recommend trying out EAZ-FIX. It's reasonably feature rich but most of all STABLE! and you can at least store .ebi snapshot images it makes, and it's snapshots AFTER BASELINE are a snap as in microseconds, well seconds really, but you can ditch any locked or not locked and dismiss them as well as keep ones you want to ADD to the UPDATE BASELINE and LOCK that one in as a main fallback snapshot.

    There are reasonably good and imaginative ways to benefit and or have fun with EAZ-FIX, it's totally different than old FD-ISR, but at least it works, and works Quick and is reliable.
     
  14. Hairy Coo

    Hairy Coo Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2007
    Posts:
    1,486
    Location:
    Northern Beaches
    The $475 option is for the Server version,which appears to be the same as the no longer available Pro version and is obviously priced for commercial use.
    Would be an extravagance.

    Getting away from all the hype,your sensible options are;

    (1)FDISR-Rescue-a stripped down version which may be quite adequate

    (2) RollbackRX or Eazi-Fix both excellent ISRs,very fast and complete but different in style to FDISR,

    (3) ShadowProtect-a fully fledged imaging program,which may be quite usable as an ISR substitute,as its operations are fast.

    Suggest you trial 1 and 2 first.

    Think you will like Rollback-Eazi-Fix,they can perform functions that FDISR couldnt and vice versa,so there is no absolutes at all in judging any of these.
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2008
  15. EASTER

    EASTER Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2007
    Posts:
    5,632
    Location:
    U.S.A. (South)
    A few months ago i would have gone ballistic over such a claim, a least concerning RollBackRx, bt i now find EAZ-FIX excellent and stable with no issues except don't wipe file clusters with it running or hard drive space will be completely expended. A lesson learned ut not critical ot dsestructive at all.

    I like it.
     
  16. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2003
    Posts:
    17,039
    It is clear the OP's question has been answered. I don't think there is anymore on topic discussion possible in this thread, so it is closed.

    Pete
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.