__/ [ Linonut ] on Monday 15 May 2006 12:01 \__
> After takin' a swig o' grog, Michael B. Trausch belched out this bit o'
>> Of course, people also have the option of getting StarOffice --
>> which costs a great deal less per license -- and shares a code base with
>> OpenOffice.org. Even better, it's free to college students and is
>> perpetually licensed from that standpoint -- so it's not like Microsoft's
>> educational versions of products, where when you're no longer a student,
>> you're not supposed to be using it any longer.
> Hmmm, I didn't know that. Seems like a dirty little trick to me.
Interesting choice of words though. You actually *are* supposed to use it
(the longer the better), but you must pay. Microsoft intent is *not* for you
to /stop/ using it. Also see this outrageous (to me at least) story:
,----[ Quote ]
| The decision to outsource the University of Texas-Pan American's
| 17,000 student e-mail accounts to Microsoft for free was a simple
| one for Gary Wiggins, the school's top IT administrator.
Ama$$zing! GoDaddy comes to mind.
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