Support from M$
It looks like Microsoft is trying to help Linux for a change! From Tuesday it will no longer be possible to upgrade from older versions of Microsoft Office to Office 2010, which means some pretty hefty bills for people who want to keep up-to-date. Indeed you can end up paying more for your Microsoft Office than you paid for your PC in the first place (!)
So I guess the choice could be either ‘upgrade’ to Office 2010, or buy a brand new computer with Linux and OpenOffice on it, for the same price. Not only that, you have to wonder where Microsoft are going with this and whether they will apply the same policies to all of their software, in due course.
Anyway, lots of love and kisses to Microsoft’s head of sales and Marketing …
- Microsoft FAQ here
- Some reaction to the changes here
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