Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 27th Jun 2006 13:28 UTC
Windows Microsoft Australia will try to prod businesses into upgrading to its planned Windows Vista and Office 2007 products with a set of sweetheart loan deals. The loans will come from the Microsoft Financing operation, which kicked off in Australia in March and offers credit for technology upgrades that include services, hardware and Microsoft software. The aim of the loan products would be to make it easier to tempt businesses into buying the new operating system and Office upgrade along with the hardware necessary to run it.
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by CaptainFlint on Tue 27th Jun 2006 16:05 UTC in reply to "RE: Dead thread"
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Anyway, any money we spend on Microsoft cruft just floats off overseas. We are far better off supporting open source in our IT infrastructure.

It would also save the BSA a great deal of trouble as well.

A win/win for all Australian companies!

No problems insofar as the Free Trade Agreement goes also, as we won't be all snagged up with DRM and WGA stupidities. You can take your mandated DMCA-like bs laws and shove it where the sun doesn't shine.

Somebody give that man a New!!!

It is true, our spineless government will just bend over for the DCMA like laws. Is it really worth paying interest to upgrade to Vista?

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