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On 09/18/2012 10:41 AM, Andreas Säger wrote:
You can always have your free dose if you want:

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If you look at the date in the zdnet url--2010--you'll see that (a) it's obsolete and (b) it never said you could have free Office, just that they wouldn't check
whether you stole it.

I predicted several years ago that MS would start making software expire (stop working) so you'd have to buy new. The effect of renting is exactly that. If you don't pay the rent, the s/w will expire, and you won't be able to use it. Probably at some point, they will still make you "upgrade" to a newer edition--just what I had been saying. Note, too, that the old argument, "I bought it, so it's mine," will be out the window--if it's rented, it clearly is *not* yours to copy, etc.

Just another ploy to keep the moolah coming in. If this works, you can bet that other s/w manufacturers will start doing likewise. Outfits with big-ticket
programs like Photoshop and AutoCAD. etc.


Blessed are the peacekeepers...for they shall be shot at from both sides. --A.M. Greeley

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