National Instruments "NI LabVIEW for CompactRIO Developer's Guide" - “It provides an overview of recommended architectures and development practices when programming NI CompactRIO controllers. Intended as complementary material to standard LabVIEW Real-Time Module and LabVIEW FPGA Module training, this guide features documentation and examples as a framework for designing industrial control and monitoring applications”.
The DVD accompanying the computer magazine c't, issue 11/2007 contains a full version of “Labview 6.1”, for personal non-commercial use only.
Labview 7.1 was the last version of Labview without need for software activation . In opposite, the “LabVIEW 7.1 Student Edition Software Suite” already contained some additional tools with need for activation .
The latest LabVIEW edition shipped with freely available books is LabVIEW 2009 , in 2014.
Current books & software:
National Instruments "LabVIEW Student Edition Textbook" - “The content in this textbook is available under two different titles. The LabVIEW Student Edition textbook includes an activation code for the NI LabVIEW 2013 Student Edition software. The Learning with LabVIEW textbook does not include the software”.
ICONAG-Leittechnik GmbH "B-CON" - “herstellerneutrale Leittechnik-Software für größere Gebäude und Liegenschaften”. B-CON is one of the largest commercial LabVIEW applications ever built and distributed.