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Microsoft Office 2007, here's my 150 cents

Office 2007Really, honestly, you want people to pay you $1.50 for the download of your poorly dubbed Office 2007 system (small "s")? What good will that do? How does that encourage the download and successful beta testing of one of your biggest cash cows, hmmm Microsoft? This will promote piracy of the beta (sad, isn't it). This will also make current "free beta" testers mad at you (like me). I think the new Office (2007 system) is pretty good. Perhaps the best to date, this Office really does have it's charms. The whole $1.50 charge thing not included of course. Here's the 64 million dollar question, why not use BitTorrent or something? C'mon, everybody (else) is doing it. Be like the cool kids, Microsoft, please? I suppose what Microsoft decides to do is their prerogative, but having an opinion is mine. Sorry everyone, Microsoft has downgraded this download from FREE to paid. $1.50 isn't much, but we're talking about a 1/3 of a latte here. That, in my book is serious business.

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