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The October Newsletter came out a few days ago.

Of particular interest is the report that our competitor plans to start a new “antipiracy” effort called Microsoft Office Genuine Advantage. PC World writes “The company’s Office Genuine Advantage (OGA) program will require mandatory validation of Office software starting October 27, the software vendor quietly disclosed today. After that date, any Office Online templates downloaded from within the Office 2007 Microsoft Office System applications will require validation of legitimacy.

Similarly, starting in January, users of Office Update will have to validate the legitimacy of their Office software before they can use the service, Microsoft added.”

Treating your customers as criminals will surely alienate them! The user comments attached to PC World’s article seem unanimous in their conclusion: switching to OpenOffice and Linux is going to become much more popular after this.

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