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Office 2013 retail is “permanently assigned” to a single computer

Discussion in 'General Software' started by micropage7, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. Easy Rhino

    Easy Rhino Linux Advocate

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    libreoffice is a great product and is compatible with all of your microsoft docs,spreadsheets,powerpoints, etc. it works like a charm and hogs less resources plus it is free. this isn't 1995. you don't need to pay money for something as simple as office software.
     
  2. newtekie1

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    There is no disc version anymore, the newegg link is to the product key card version, AKA no disc. It says so right in the title. The EULA hasn't changed at all for the product key card edition, they just don't have a traditional disc version anymore.

    No, the traditional disc version is NOT there, that version has been eliminated. I don't know how you managed to miss Product Key Card in big ass letters on the newegg page...
     
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    You're getting upset. Don't take it so personally.

    You're right, I did miss that it said "Product Key Card". I went ahead and looked through the Office 2013 offerings on Newegg and all are key card, so that defeats my notion that they might have had a disc offering.

    Given that, I don't know why sites would be reporting that the EULA has changed. I was able to find a copy of the Office 2010 EULA and it's the same in that regard as what they are saying is new to 2013.
     
  4. Frick

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    Says a person that never utilized it fully. :p

    Anyway, they have changed their minds:

    http://blogs.office.com/b/office-ne...etail-license-agreement-now-transferable.aspx

    I assume it's the same for whichever version you're buying (PCK, download or whatever).

    EDIT: At least that is what I hope. The downloadables at the swedish MS store still says they are non transferable. We'll see what happens.
     
  5. qubit

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    Why am I not surprised that MS have backed down on this. A bit. They tried similar shit with Vista and had to u-turn because of the backlash.

    But hey, it makes for a decent controversial news article and I'll enjoy writing it tonight. ;)
     
  6. Frick

    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    As long as you keep it away from this forum.

    EDIT:

    I think I remember from when I was at their support keycards were always the same as OEMs. I hope this is not the case now.
     
  7. qubit

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    Yeah, thanks bro. :slap: Dunno why I bothered with you. With this attitude, you wouldn't last 5 minutes on my forum.
     
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    Here's an update to the policy, which Microsoft probably made after reading this thread (because TPU is tops on their list :) ):

    Office News Blog
     
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    Ahoy matey !!

    Still using 2010 version, I think I will skip W8 and W 2013.
     
  10. Frick

    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    I wouldnt want to last 5 minutes on your forum. ;)
     
  11. pdimar1

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    me too, ill keep it just like i kept xp till 7, i dislike windows 8 :toast:
     
  12. lemonadesoda

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    I was *just* about to upgrade my PCs (home and office) from MS Office 2003 to the latest edition. HALT. Change strategy. Stick with old.
     
  13. pdimar1

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    buy office 2010, and stick with that for a while, 07 and 10 are basically the same
     
  14. qubit

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    I liked the look of 07 more though and think the Orb and the menu hanging off it is well designed. I've got all of them except for 2013 via TechNet and I decided to stay with 2003, because it's actually better for my home needs, which are quite basic.
     
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    Anyone who buys office 2010 gets 2013 for free. MS calls it "buy office today, get the next version free" offer
     
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    Same here. There is always a side solution for almost every paid software being from Microsoft or any other vendor.. hurray
     

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