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Good morning Tom ;)

Although I agree with most of your arguments, Microsoft's position on Office
has changed a lot lately.

First it is almost impossible to buy a new Win7 machine which doesn't have
some version of Office bundled. It varies from a Trial version to a Starter
version and sometimes even the whole Office is included.

On a second (and probably more important) front, Microsoft silently retired
the Office Genuine Advantage check which prevented illegal copies to be

I think that Microsoft is taking measures to prevent it's users to shift to
an Open Source Office suite ;)

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