Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 29th Jul 2006 20:48 UTC
Microsoft Microsoft plans next week to charge a nominal fee for Office 2007 Beta 2 downloads, in a move that runs counter to the practice held by most software companies. Consumers who download the 2007 Microsoft Office system Beta 2 will be charged USD 1.50 per download, beginning next Wednesday, a Microsoft spokeswoman said.
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RE[2]: Looking for extra cash
by Isolationist on Sun 30th Jul 2006 10:19 UTC
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2006-05-28

"No one is forcing you to pay and downlaod this. Its all voluntary. You choose to or not, and if you choose to you pay a very small fee for the service. I don't see it being much different than those that charge for linux distros just "for the price of the CD"."

I see it being very different, in that Microsoft are charging a nominal fee to *download* their beta software. Most Linux Distros can be downloaded for free.

Edited 2006-07-30 10:21

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