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Maybe someone sued them because there was no "advantage" that was "genuine"???

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...
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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[b] i always buy a valid copy thus paying my dues and getting a top notch copy[/url]
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.
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all this Genuine crap from Microsoft really pisses me off.

Everything you buy or download from them is " Genuine "

you no longer buy windows 7. you have to buy Windows 7 Genuine.
    
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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.

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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.
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two update hotfixes from windows update to fight piracy are
kb971033 windows 7 64bit
kb2413186 microsoft office 2010 64bit
i do not know the 32bit details.
These hotfixes are not check marked at windows update but these hotfixes are integrated into the new service pack 1 package.
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$5 says this is the first step in Microsoft moving to the cloud for authentication.
 
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$5 says this is the first step in Microsoft moving to the cloud for authentication.
Google Docs is a big competitor to Microsoft Office. It is already in the cloud.

The only worthwhile app to have in MS Office is Excel.
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The Docx forat is not the problem
Yes it is. There is not a single office suite that supports Office Open XML properly. Not surprising really since it is about 7000 pages long and never went through a proper review process.
    
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all this Genuine crap from Microsoft really pisses me off.

Everything you buy or download from them is " Genuine "

you no longer buy windows 7. you have to buy Windows 7 Genuine.
Hey at least you'll have "Genuine" BSODs now, lol.
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Hey at least you'll have "Genuine" BSODs now, lol.
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