Office 2013 Retail Licensing Change Ties Suite To Specific Pc Forever
Posted 16 February 2013 - 01:31 PM
Posted 16 February 2013 - 01:34 PM
Or...if you have an older version of Office, just stick with it and don't upgrade to 2013? No one is forcing you to upgrade.
This post has been edited by coastie65: 19 February 2013 - 04:33 PM
Posted 16 February 2013 - 02:26 PM
Posted 16 February 2013 - 02:59 PM
The difference is that Windows 8 is plain horrible and very poorly designed, while with the new Office 2013 Microsoft is just hurting their customers with unfair and selfish new licensing schemes.
I activated my new Office Pro 2013 without giving unscrupulous Microsoft a single penny, but not everyone is as adapt like me. But I will still not use this new suite as it is poorly designed and just like Windows 8 is very irritating to use. I will stick with the 2007 and 2010 versions.
Microsoft is going down hill fast as there are now excellent and FREE replacements to Office.
CEO Ballmer must get fired ASAP, and Microsoft needs to come up with a new fair and friendlier Office licensing policy otherwise they are doomed.
Posted 16 February 2013 - 03:08 PM
Dan is very far from whining; it's a question of fairness. When MS changed its EULA without notifying the end-user and some third-party catches and publishes the change to the attention of everyone, that is not the way to run a reputable business in a responsible way. It's borderline deceitful. For you to name-call, JohnJRC, you must have funds so as not to be worried about the cost inherent in such restrictions. And, good for you. The rest of us home users with multiple PCs, who don't want to be saddled with monthly fees for 365, have a legitimate concern; and, DanLaRu was expressing such.
Posted 16 February 2013 - 03:57 PM
PC's today are not built nor designed to last as they used to be. If I have to purchase a full blown Office when a PC goes to the the grave yard I will have to move to Open source.
I admit, I have been a MS fanboy since about 1995 when using Windows 3.1 and have a few Office Professional (different versions) software packages. But will rethink my purchases future purchases. MS will be definitely off my list.
Posted 16 February 2013 - 04:27 PM
I purchased a new PC and had a failure within the first 15 days. You think I would pay dollars for another version of Office 2013 - no way!!!
Another issue appears to be that Microsoft is circumventing their upgrade offer from Office 2010. I purchased within the appropriate timeframe but when I attempt to obtain Office 2013, Microsoft states that the key I have entered is outside the timeframe for the offer. Strike No 2. Microsoft just remember that 3 strikes and you are OUT!!!!
Posted 16 February 2013 - 06:03 PM
Posted 16 February 2013 - 06:04 PM
M$ has gone completely "IT Psychotic"...! If you own any, *sell your stock!*
Posted 16 February 2013 - 07:40 PM
The same should be true for true retail versions, non-upgrade, of an operating system. As long as the operating system is removed from one hard drive it should be allowed to be set up on another. Motherboards fail; hard drives fail.