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Old 03-14-2008, 02:20 AM   #11
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Well it is a student discount. Most students aren't IT people yet.

I'm like almost convinced to get it...lol. Might as well upgrade from Office 2000 as well as to Vista from XP for a cheap price.
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Old 03-14-2008, 05:49 AM   #12
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if it's a student discount the limitations are normally that you can't use it for business purposes.

I have copies of windows XP and 2003 server office 2003 etc from where I was at uni.

the license i have (which was given free under the MSDNAA0 is that I can use and install the software forever so long as it's for personal private use only, not for business use.

it's common for microsoft to 'give away' or reduce software like this as people then get used to their software and it helps maintain a monopoly.
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if it's a student discount the limitations are normally that you can't use it for business purposes.

I have copies of windows XP and 2003 server office 2003 etc from where I was at uni.

the license i have (which was given free under the MSDNAA0 is that I can use and install the software forever so long as it's for personal private use only, not for business use.

it's common for microsoft to 'give away' or reduce software like this as people then get used to their software and it helps maintain a monopoly.
So, I can get all that software, fully functional, for $99?
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Old 03-14-2008, 10:03 AM   #14
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yes, I belive so.
but you'd do betting to read through the offer fully and see what's entailed in it.
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So, I can get all that software, fully functional, for $99?
Yes, however you would be violating the license agreement
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another way to get some free software from microsoft, is to sign up for dreakspark

https://downloads.channel8.msdn.com/Overview.aspx


you have to be a college student enrolled in some math, or IT orientated, degree program
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I see what you mean now...

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sounds fishy. i wouldn't do it. even if i had 99$
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