6110Re: Free Word?
- Dec 1, 2009Well, actually Compaq gave it away, having bought a license from Microsoft. Microsoft got paid for it. Of course, anyone who bought the Compaq machine also paid for it, but the cost was hidden in the price of the machine.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "walther2232" <gnhone@...> wrote:
> Yes, Microsoft did "give" Word away.
> Specifically, to anyone who bought certain models of Compaq machines, and less than a decade ago. My copy is Word 2002 and the CD states "for distribution with a new machine only".
> Never did install it. I use Word 2000 which came under a University licence, and then because the University rules were MS only (the word 'only' should be in Caps, but I don't like shouting.
> BTW, I did find that WP6 for Windows will run on my wife's machine under XP Professional (so I can still have Reveal Codes under windows)
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