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Old 03-08-07, 12:22 PM
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Microsoft preps first ad-supported client software pilot

How would an ad-supported Office application grab you? Microsoft reportedly wants to know....

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Old 03-08-07, 01:01 PM
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Just be sure u`r new pc hasn`t got OEM Works installed.

Wonder how that`d effect sales trends.
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Old 03-08-07, 02:09 PM
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screw this tbh

office, drop the price, people will buy it

put adds in it, more people will use open office..

pfft
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Old 03-08-07, 04:44 PM
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TV is bad enough, putting ads in software is just something new going too far, but sadly may make it the norm in the future. I was shocked when my friends real counter strike had ads in!

All i see is ads in software promoting piracy, "Hey kids, you wanna buy some software and have your skull pounded with buy this? Orrr, just download this cracked ad free version for free!"

Oh well, at least Works is already a load of rubbish
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Old 03-08-07, 05:27 PM
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Hmm well I would think a fair amount of people who don't want to pay for office will like it (to an extent)

Personally it'll just mean Office is easier to crack...get the ad supported version and crack that down to normal
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Old 03-08-07, 08:35 PM
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It's a shame. Advertising in online games, now in office apps. What next?
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Old 03-08-07, 08:45 PM
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advertising on your desktop is next
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Old 03-08-07, 08:59 PM
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It's a shame. Advertising in online games, now in office apps. What next?
Sponsored Software - a natural progression...

Steganos Safe Professional sponsored by Durex

Steganos Safe Pro is the ultimate personal data protection software and Durex offers the ultimate protection for your personal hardware!!

catchy huh...

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Old 03-08-07, 09:29 PM
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i think i'd kill someone before i accepted that as the normal...
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Old 04-08-07, 08:45 AM
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Personally it'll just mean Office is easier to crack...get the ad supported version and crack that down to normal
They wouldn`t bother cos the full price one will be out b4 the OEM ones even hit the shops.

Saying that, crackers will crack anything that "moves" (to coin a phrase with a wrong word that sounds right).
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