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Author Topic: Office 2013 Ripoff  (Read 1295 times)

Tinman57

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Office 2013 Ripoff
« on: February 16, 2013, 07:32:36 PM »
[ And yet another reason why I'm dumping MS....]

Office 2013 retail licensing change ties suite to specific PC forever

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A retail copy of Office 2013 is permanently tied to the first PC on which it's installed, preventing customers from deleting the suite from one machine they own and installing it on another.

The move is a change from past Office end-user licensing agreements (EULAs), experts said, and is another way Microsoft is pushing customers, especially consumers, to opt for new “rent-not-own” subscription plans.

“That’s a substantial shift in Microsoft licensing,” said Daryl Ullman, co-founder and managing director of the Emerset Consulting Group, which specializes in helping companies negotiate software licensing deals. “Let’s be frank. This is not in the consumer’s best interest. They’re paying more than before, because they’re not getting the same benefits as before.”
http://www.pcworld.c...ific-pc-forever.html

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Re: Office 2013 Ripoff
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2013, 07:58:16 PM »
See http://www.donationc...ndex.php?topic=34017 - already discussed 'a bit'

Good clear article from PC world though.
« Last Edit: February 16, 2013, 08:06:51 PM by Carol Haynes »

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Re: Office 2013 Ripoff
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2013, 08:13:21 PM »
See http://www.donationc...ndex.php?topic=34017 - already discussed 'a bit'

Good clear article from PC world though.

  Yeah, I posted it in here before I went to the software discussion forum, which is probably where I should have put this to begin with.....