The Ultimate Steal?

by Volker Weber

As part of Microsoft Corp.’s commitment to education, the company is re-introducing The Ultimate Steal program this school year, inviting students who are actively enrolled at educational institutions to purchase Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007 at a low student price of $59.95 (U.S.).

And I thought stealing did not involve money transfer.

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So you haven't seen Lock, Stock & 2 Smoking Barrels then?

Tom to Nick the Greek: "It's a deal, it's a steal, it's the Sale of the f*****g Century"

Armin Grewe, 2008-08-21

Maybe it's a matter of whose perspective is taken.

Arthur Fontaine, 2008-08-22

Clearly, MS is stealing money from the kids.

Students could take a look at to get a point-and-click office suite for free.

TeX/LaTeX/Emacs have also been free for ages – in case you are writing really large and complex documents.

And, as a sidenote, Apple's iWork goes for €79,-

The bottom line is that there are enough free/cheap alternatives that deliver a stable and productive work environment. Why bother taking MSO? (And I don't count "because everybody got it" as a strong argument")


Karsten W. Rohrbach, 2008-08-22

Why would I want it?

Perhaps some sort of removal fee?

Dennis Ellison, 2008-08-22

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