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post #11 of 69
Not cool MS, not cool.

I was kinda nice to put that .edu to use. I guess good things can't last forever.
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post #12 of 69
Doesn't really affect people like me that already graduated college years ago. Us poor shlubs have to actually pay full price... mad.gif
post #13 of 69
Also OP your title is wrong.
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post #14 of 69
Phew, thought that was all Student resources going, then!

Since when has Office 2010 Plus being free?
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post #15 of 69
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rubers View Post

Phew, thought that was all Student resources going, then!
Since when has Office 2010 Plus being free?

It's not free, but they sell it to students for $10.
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post #16 of 69
It's my experience that people either download Office suite (do what you want 'cause a pirate is free?), use a super old copy of Office- I rock the 2007 version myself, or use OpenOffice. Microsoft doesn't make any money from students from Office anymore, so why should they give us benefits?

$200 for Office is quite the joke though. I'll have to get my fiancee to go buy a copy of Office and a few OEM Win 7 keys while she's still in university for another semester.
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post #17 of 69
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cee View Post

Quote:
Microsoft has recently announced world-wide changes to the availability of its products to Students and Academic Staff. With effect from 31st March 2012 the following Student/Staff editions of its products will be discontinued:
Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010
Microsoft Office Mac Standard 2011
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Upgrade
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Upgrade
Microsoft Expression Studio Web Professional
This applies to both digital download and physical DVD versions of the above products.
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For all Students (Primary through to Higher Education), there will be NO discounted versions of Windows 7 upgrades (Professional or Ultimate), nor Expression Studio Web Pro.
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End of cheap products for students frown.gif
Microsoft ftl thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif

This was the source of my cheap upgrades :*(

My school gives us a free copy of Windows every year.
post #18 of 69
I wonder if this is referring to the "Academic Alliance" (which is totally free products for IT students) or just the college wide discounted products.

Either way I don't care, I have everything I need and Windows 8 is looking more and more terrible as time goes on.
 
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post #19 of 69
Well at least I already got two copies of Windows 7 Ultimate.
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post #20 of 69
As far as I can see that MSDN program where people from tech related areas get free Microsoft stuff is not really affected ? So if I understand it correct this is just stopping to sell cheap office and win 7 to people who are not in tech related fields?

Main reason why I'm running windows is that I got it free. If it would not have been free to me I most likely would be running atm some Linux distro. And for games would be rocking on with alternate boot into XP for which I still have my very old license. People in tech related areas have the brains to figure out how to use Linux and when they do they are happy to harp how cool it is so discounting the MSDN program would be MS shooting itself into both legs in my opinion.
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