Linked by Howard Fosdick on Sat 24th Nov 2012 17:52 UTC
Editorial Do you depend on your computer for your living? If so, I'm sure you've thought long and hard about which hardware and software to use. I'd like to explain why I use generic "white boxes" running open source software. These give me a platform I rely on for 100% availability. They also provide a low-cost solution with excellent security and privacy.
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Shame Office 2010 wasn't as smart as Win7 with regard to moving. I can kind of accept that I can't install a Pro license on the new machine without unregistered the license from the old machine. One licese, one install; fair enough.

What I can't understand is why the uninstall program does not unregister the license during the process or even provide the option. And if you do uninstall, you can't re-install back on that same machine again because your license is flagged as already registered. WTF.. it's the machine it was registered to run on in the first place. So, I can't re-install or move the license to a new machine without calling Microsoft on the phone and asking permission? This is a Pro license for F sakes.

Now, I have to go make a phone call and try not to throw up in my mouth during.

Edited 2012-11-26 18:09 UTC

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