“At one time or another you may have used a rented-out Windows PC, be that at business kiosks or Internet cafes. Technically speaking, though, doing so has never been legal. As of January 1, 2010, the licensing terms for Windows and Microsoft Office have been tweaked so that those that wish to rent, lease, or outsource desktop PCs to third parties with either software can do so by paying an extra fee.”
Windows, Office Rentals Now OK with Microsoft
2010-01-11 Microsoft 4 Comments
…before they start charging per document you create? Sheesh. If the PC has a ‘paid-for’ license, aren’t they already getting their money?
Still, these kind of tactics will only push people to look for alternatives…and that can only be a good thing.