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Originally Posted by RussianGrimmReaper View Post

I will bet money on M$ putting in similar discounts for Windows 8 when it comes out.

Surely they will. I mean seriously. Nobody at Microsoft is so stupid as to not see how important getting their software in tomorrow's hands is.
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post #32 of 69
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Doesn't really affect people like me that already graduated college years ago. Us poor shlubs have to actually pay full price... mad.gif

This. I was thinking of buying Visual Studio 2010, until I saw the pricetag of $800. I got it for free when I was in school.
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post #33 of 69
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This. I was thinking of buying Visual Studio 2010, until I saw the pricetag of $800. I got it for free when I was in school.

Time to hit up your nephews lol.
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And then they wonder why piracy is through the ceiling. thinking.gif
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Yeah as long as the discounts continue with W8 I'm fine.
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That's awful! I'm glad I have my installers backed up because I'm pretty sure my university will cease allowing downloads after that date.
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Reminds me of the board meeting from Tron Legacy.
    
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post #38 of 69
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It's not free, but they sell it to students for $10.

It's $10 with an applicable home use program. - I used to have 2007 Office Pro Plus through work and got in on that deal tongue.gif

I just paid $93.49 for Office Pro Plus 2010 through my school as it's still a sizable discount. (I wanted to take advantage of Excel 2010, primarily smile.gif)
    
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It's not free, but they sell it to students for $10.

where?
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And then they wonder why piracy is through the ceiling. thinking.gif

I haven't seen Microsoft complain about piracy actually. Also this is only cutting discounts to just those who are in non-tech related fields as far as I can tell. I'm actually not even sure this will affect many people as colleges also offer cheap Microsoft products at school. MSDNAA and other related programs are not affected by this, which is the path most use to get Windows software for cheap/free anyways.
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