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post #11 of 53
i dont need it
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post #12 of 53
it probaly doesnt help sales

i am running one copy on my old dell thats not valid but its a dell with a valid key on the side of it.. and my new rig i bought a win 7 and i have one more rig im building i will probably not use a valid copy but what i am getting at is that when it comes to my main comps i always buy a valid copy thus paying my dues and getting a top notch copy
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post #13 of 53
They are up to something that is for sure,they will create something new and with a bigger defence.
We all know Microsoft,they will come up with something bigger.
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post #14 of 53
I think they have finally figured out that it is better to have everyone running a cheap geniune program,than a 3rd party emulator or pirated one that doesn't get updated.The security issues end up costing them.Better to have everyone updating their systems.Also google's OS may have something to do with this also.
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post #15 of 53
I don't want to break forum rules but I personally don't see how OGA affect pirated versions of office,
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post #16 of 53
IMO there's no 'advantage' other than having it complain at you if you were using a crappily cracked office product...

Yay for useless functions getting killed off.
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post #17 of 53
Glad it is gone.
post #18 of 53
OGA was stupid and in-effective. Most people buy their office copies anyway.
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Originally Posted by ilglavmvm View Post
I don't want to break forum rules but I personally don't see how OGA affect pirated versions of office,

Making a comment like this does not break the TOS. If you were to say something like "My pirated version of office was never effected by OGA" then you would be breaking the TOS.
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post #19 of 53
I dont need to worry about this
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post #20 of 53
Quote:
Originally Posted by ilglavmvm View Post
I don't want to break forum rules but I personally don't see how OGA affect pirated versions of office,
That's true. If a pirater doesn't want to pay for office they will either make a way to crack it or use something else. OGA only makes life worse for those who do pay.
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