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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.
I get it through MSDN from my employer now. Woo. biggrin.gif

Granted, there's still Express which is free? :X
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I'm sorry..but when you have a computer that costs more than my car...you can't call your self poor.
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post #53 of 69
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I'm sorry..but when you have a computer that costs more than my car...you can't call your self poor.

People in the US always talk about homes/cars/possessions in comparison to other nations when they think of poor, but in pretty much all variations of the meaning, you're more poor if you're paying for financing on all of that than you didn't have any of it.
    
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They're supposedly ending discounts for the most expensive and unnecessary products for students... what are you on about? A student doesn't need more than Office Home And Student or 7 Premium,

Just because you don't need more than that doesn't mean others don't. First, Outlook isn't included in office Home and Student. I know plenty of people that use that (myself included) to manage multiple email accounts. Second, you cannot natively remote in to versions of Windows 7 below Professional, which I often do as well.
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It's not free, but they sell it to students for $10.

Where is this? I'm still a student and I'd like to grab a few copies!
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The way I see it, it's best just to have one Windows x standard than multiple versions of the same one. They'll probably find a way to help out academic students/staff.

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That is really unfortunate. Luckily I already got x6 copies each of XP, Vista, and 7 biggrin.gif
    
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Well that kinda sucks.
Not surprising though. A plethora of those keys are sold on eBay / CL anyways, the system was beyond abused, just as MSDN and TechNet still are. I'd bet those too will be seeing an axe / stricter key limits soon too... frown.gif

Yes and do not forget about about all the "oem" exploits lol. I wonder if they will ever do anything about that one.
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I've never understood Microsoft's strategy for students. They won't offer me Windows 7 x64 Ultimate ($219 MSRP), but they will offer me Microsoft Office Professional 2010 for $10 ($499 MSRP) and Visual Studio 2010 for free ($549 MSRP).

They are actually quite clever with their student strategy. If you study a tech related field (IT, math, physics, engineering, etc) you can get "stuff" through your faculty for free. They are very interested that people who in the future might be doing decisions what to install on your company / lab/ etc computers would be used to their products.

http://e5.onthehub.com/WebStore/ProductsByMajorVersionList.aspx?ws=e33ec1fb-8b9b-e011-969d-0030487d8897&vsro=8&JSEnabled=1&pc=0dafd5cd-4c09-e011-bed1-0030487d8897

There you can see 20 "operating systems" they offer for these students for free. The license terms are pretty liberal actually - only restriction is that you cant run academic infrastructure on these with assumption you are using them personally. All it takes is to study a tech related field in the university and your faculty needs to be member of that program which was sort of no-brainier cheap. If I remember correct about 1000$ a year.

BTW in that program you get different licenses for different "flavors" of your OP system of choise - for example, Windows 7 Pro has 4 licenses available (32 and 64 bit and SP 1 for both).

And this is working. Without this program PC's in my household would be running some Linux flavor which in turn would mean that I myself would be considerably more used to Linux environment and thus my "barrier of entry" in terms of being used to stuff would be considerably lower when it comes down to decision "what to install on this box I'm going to be using mostly for crunching numbers". Atm this box has Windows 7 Pro 64 bit, not some Linux flavor.
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Come on now. Grab your pitch fork and start hating the guy who use to give you free stuff. That how we do things. thumb.gif
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Just to add, if you're a student you can get Visual Studio 2010 Professional, Windows Server 2008 R2, Microsoft Expression Studio 4 Ultimate and other developer related stuff for free.

https://www.dreamspark.com/

So I think it is a bit unfair to say Microsoft don't support students.
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