Quanta Gold vs Quanta Plus: what's the difference?

I see references all over the web alleging that the commercial Quanta Gold is an enhanced and expanded version of the free Quanta Plus. I can't find anything indicating what the actual differences are apart from the fact that Quanta Gold has a Windows version.

I asked the developers of Quanta Gold and got this:

"the same guys who wrote Q+ originally wrote QG and did it from scratch having learned from their mistakes.  The program scales much bigger with no performance issues for one, but it's been years since I've looked at Q+, so I can't really give you a side by side."

Which is faint praise for their own product. I'm not about to hand over the money without knowing what I'm getting. I'm astounded that the developers can't give a straight answer.

Can anyone shed some light?
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Alan HendersonRetired marine engineerAsked:
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BrainScattersCommented:
Basically gold is plus that can be run on windows and mac. GPL to corporations is like fire to the scarecrow. "How about a little free license, windows?!"
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Alan HendersonRetired marine engineerAuthor Commented:
I suspect that you're correct BrainScatters.

I've installed a Quanta Gold Windows version trial and it doesn't seem to be as good as Quanta Plus never mind a step up.

There's no apparent way of using FTP within the program and no WYSIWYG / code dual screen - both of which Quanta Plus does admirably.

Could be a problem with Windows 7 compatibility. TheKompany's website only lists up to XP compatibility.

Looks like Bluefish or Netbeans for me.

:)
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BrainScattersCommented:
God bless free trials. :)
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Alan HendersonRetired marine engineerAuthor Commented:
The free Linux version Quanta Plus is outstanding. The commercial version Quanta Gold seems to be a waste of money. The commercial developers don't seem to care. Maybe they work for Adobe.
:)
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