Originally Posted by tonyhague
eh? Using 3 copies, and only stealing 2 of them isn't "paying your dues", unless microsoft have a "buy one, get 2 free" program that I haven't seen advertised, link would be nice
...but I agree with earlier comments, oga/wga etc.. only (occasionally) inconvenience genuine customers, those who set out to use the software unlicensed rarely have a problem circumventing it.
I think his point was he paid for one copy, but has 3 computers he would like to use it on. As long as he is only running it on one PC at a time and not 2 pcs simultaniously, technically that shouldnt be a violation of the EULA.
MS's main point of activation technologies was trying to get people to buy multiple copies of the same thing If they want to use it on more than one system. The same thing has been happening with PC's games. When I buy a piece of software I want to be able to use it the way I want, on the system I want at the time.
Originally Posted by EvanPitts
Besides, I think Office 2010 has tanked because there are basically zero corporates using it - they are either still on 2003 or working on migrating to 2007. Plus, there is little reason to change, since MS refuses to deprecate DOCX - which becomes a huge nightmare in organizations because too many people can't figure out how to Save As and put it in a proper, and compatible, DOC format...
Honestly, most corps are just moving to 2007, but some are skipping it and moving to 2010. The Docx forat is not the problem, Installing a simple converter to Office Xp or 2003 allows access to the new formats.
The main reason behind them not rushing to upgrade it is the need is not there. Also many corps still run Win XP, and have no plans to upgrade that yet.