February 28, 2002 10:41PM
edited January 2014
; target="_blank">Discount Office anyone</a>?
Reply 1 of 3
February 28, 2002 10:52PM
I've been wondering about this all day.
Wouldn't a version of Office stolen in this way send its' unique serial number to MS as soon as the system is connected to the net?
Frankly, I'd love to see people get away with this-the Office pricing system is a joke.
[ 02-28-2002: Message edited by: jeffyboy ]</p>
Reply 2 of 3
March 1, 2002 5:46AM
LOL!! <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
That's a funny story! I loved this part:
"Besides, this is Texas. You never know what he might have been carrying." [quote]Originally posted by jeffyboy:
<strong>Wouldn't a version of Office stolen in this way send its' unique serial number to MS as soon as the system is connected to the net?</strong><hr></blockquote>Nope. The serial number isn't embedded in each copy of Office; though, you do need a unique number to install it on each computer properly. However, there are
ways around the online database registration and network check...
Reply 3 of 3
March 1, 2002 1:52PM
Actually I know a guy who got most of his software from his work place, a computer store
Personally, while I dont like to condone piracy, MS deserves it. Any one who will drive the competition out of the market place then sell its software for $500 a pop...