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Micro$0ft spinnt total...
Vor allem das mir dem ersetzen des vollen kaufpreises...

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Date: Mon, 12 May 2008 21:35:32 -0700
From: NoOp <glgxg@sbcglobal.net>
To: users@openoffice.org
Subject:  Oh my... What will MS think of next "The Ultimate Steal"

Oh my...

Hey College Students Seize the deal! Get Microsoft® Office Ultimate 2007
for just $59.95. It's a total steal: save time and money with this
premium offer. Office Ultimate 2007's brand new features and fresh look
will help you organize and get all your work done in the blink of an eye.

The Ultimate Steal is finally here and available at a special discount
price for college students, so grab it now!

But wait... there's more!


The following conditions serve to define student eligibility for the

1. Individual must possess a valid e-mail address at a U.S. educational
institution which contains the domain suffix .edu; AND

2. Individual must be a student at a U.S. educational institution and
must be actively enrolled in at least 0.5 course credit and be able to
provide proof of enrollment upon request.

Microsoft or an appointed vendor may contact you to verify that you are
a current student. If documentation is not provided indicating that you
are a current student, you will be liable to reimburse Microsoft for the
full retail cost of the software ($679).

Program Description:
Eligible students may have free access to Microsoft® Office Ultimate
2007 Trial for a limited amount of time. Each trial provides (1) 25
application launches (each launch of an individual Office Ultimate
application is counted as one launch) before the software goes into
reduced functionality mode (at which time your software behaves
similarly to a viewer, you cannot save modifications to documents or
create any new documents, and additional functionality might be
reduced); and (2) the opportunity to purchase the following perpetual
license for the Microsoft® Office Ultimate 2007 software:

but this is interesting:

UPDATE: As Jude Biersdorfer pointed out, Microsoft says you have to
carry at least a half-credit course load to get the deal. Microsoft?s
site says you have to pay the full price if they find out you are not.

That doesn't seem to be mentioned in the
link & besides, would MS then take on further big brother duties of not
only monitoring your OS, but also your office suite *and* your
grades/student status?


I reckon that we'll start getting all sorts of queries from .edu folks
after their free trial runs out. It also appears that MS are concerned
about the upcoming OOo 3.0; nail down the students, staff et al at a 91%

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