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I was reading a new article[s] about MS raising pricing on their new products for the traditional buying of the software. The want you to rent the software instead. I really do not like the idea of renting software, since I tend to keep the software in a drawer for years between usage from one system to another. I still have MSO 2003 and some other packages even older than that, that I still use on Windows [XP mostly] systems. So renting software would not work.

All of their multi-license deals are going away, so businesses will be forced to buy a license for each system, or rent the package at a much larger deal than a home/household user will pay.

My worry is that if you rent for a small price this year, what is the chance that MS will make you pay 150% for the next year, and then next year after that. You will have to pay what they tell you to pay just to keep using the package.

I am so glad that LO is free.

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