Get a free copy of Vista, Office 2007

Get a free copy of Vista, Office 2007

Summary: Want to get your hands on a free copy of Windows Vista and Office 2007? Here's how ...

TOPICS: Windows
[Updated: Dec 01, 2006 @ 1:15 pm] The offer is now closed!.

[Updated: Nov 29, 2006 @ 8:30 pm] A few people think that this offer seems to good to be true and believe it to be some sort of scam.  It's good to be vigilant but all my investigations show this to be a legitimate site.  If you take a look at the Whois information for the site you'll notice that all the nameservers ( are under Microsoft control.

Want to get your hands on a free copy of Windows Vista and Office 2007?

Microsoft is offering you a chance to get your hands on a copy of Windows Vista Business Edition and 2007 Office Professional systems.

Here's what you need to do:

  1. Visit the Power of Together website
  2. Sign up (it's only for US residents only)
  3. Watch three webcasts/vLabs each for Windows Vista and Office 2007 within 30 days of registering
  4. Wait 6 - 8 weeks
  5. Your software will be delivered to you free of charge

This isn't a scam or a trick - the offer is 100% genuine.

Topic: Windows

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  • AARGH!!!

    I can't believe this! Too bad I'm living in India, or I would've gone for it. :-) But I wish that the version of Vista given was Ultimate and not Business Edition. Anyway, it's a VERY good deal.
    Vivek Nair
    • Business edition is the best

      You would want the Business edition not the Ultimate because it is for work.
      Linux User 1
      • Ultimate is the best . . .

        Ultimate contains everything from both the Home Premium and Business editions. And it has the BitLocker protection, which none of the other versions of Vista have.

        Ultimate can do everything Business can - and more.
  • Really!!????

    where are we going?
    I think this is the starting of some thing I'm even afraid to think of... :-o
  • hey for a free version

    I signed up. It can't be that bad can it?
    Of course we all know the old saying "nothing is free"
    Just wondering besides my time what it is going to cost me.
    • You'll have to pay taxes on your gift

      before you get the MS Office package you need to return a tax form.
      Still Lynn
  • A really good deal

    I think Microsoft will hit a home run with Vista, the naysayers can complain all they want, but from a Enterprise standpoint the locking down of the file system is long overdue.

    Security is the focus and the key concern for any large corporation today, Windows Vista will secure the homefront.
    Linux User 1
    • I said it before

      and I'll say it again:

      Even for free, it's not worth the waste of computer resources or your time for Vista or Office 2007.

      According those like "Linux User 1", XP is soooo stable and safe already; so why the need for Vista anyway?

      And Office 2007 - do you really think your memo will look any better or be easier to make by leaving Office 2003 and going to Office 2007? For an incredibly small number of users and organization, this may be somewhat true, but for the vast majority, Office 2003 is way over-kill already. So why give up more hard drive for an app that will have to call on MS every time you use the Help menu?

      I think you must be an idiot if you believe that Office 2007 will make your life any easier - but I am sure that many idiots will respond to that statement - so have it...

      Have a nice day.
      • I do not even use Windows

        If you read what I wrote it will be more secure than XP meaning locked down, going in the right direction.

        I have running Fedora Core 5, fixing to be upgrading to Fedora Core 6.

        The only Windows I use at work is through the remote desktop, I use Evolution with the Outlook connector for my email. Say what you will it really does not matter to me.
        Linux User 1
        • Too many "Linux User" handles here

          And your post indicated the wrong one.

          Any things free must be great, huh? What about STD? A lot of folks get that for free, even if some are willing to pay for it too...

          Certainly an odd post from a self-confessed Linux "user." Odd indeed.
        • Re: Actually

          It is a good deal for a lot of people who want to run Vista and get Office at the same time.

          It is a positive not a negative, but I do run Linux since 1999 FYI.
          Linux User 1
  • MS must be really

    desparate to push these out into the street. I guess their marketing people are going

    "Well, Steve, they're just not buying it; what do we do now?"

    Steve goes "It's those damn Linux thieves...I know! We'll make our stuff free too! That'll keep 'em hooked on our new, more restricvtive license terms. In the end they won't be allowed to use Linux without violating our terms - then we got 'em good!"

    Like any common "pusher," when the patrons try to go clean, give 'em a bump for free before they can get away.

    LOL :)
    • You are quite possibly....

      ...the least funny person in the known universe.
      Hallowed are the Ori
      • With a handle like yours

        I will take that as a compliment.

        BTW I wasn't being "funny." I was laughing at how MS has to give stuff away these days. It is rather funny, isn't it?
        • Funny? I don't know. But I'll tell you what's sad...

          I couldn't get Internet Explorer to successfully complete the registration on the website. It kept telling me at random stages of the process that my session had expired.

          The only way I could complete it was by using FireFox.
          Hallowed are the Ori
          • Imagine that

            The guys in the white suits are here to take you back to your cell now. Please do not try to escape again and play on the Mental Ward computers again!
            Linux User 1
          • I hope you accidentally replied to the wrong post

            Otherwise your post makes no sense whatsoever.
            Hallowed are the Ori
          • Now that is funny!

            I tried the site and it look nothing like the rest of the MS web presence such Live Office or TechNet.

            My guess is that it was outsourced to another firm that must use W3C compliant site coding. That's why IE couldn't properly function - no IE extensions were used in the site's code.

            Since I viewed it in FF, I didn't know about the IE snafu. I didn't try to sign up for, well you know why...

            At least the video is Media Player ready - ha ha ha ha ha ha

          • had the same thing happen

            with each and every one of the RC's. Went and grabbed it with Firefox and it worked fine.
        • Seeing as how it isn't even available yet...

          ... just how are they desparate for sales since it has not been released at retail?

          And, for those who have an MSDN subscription, how long did you have to wait to get your copies once they were made available? How many times did you try to log in to get the downloads? And how slow was your download due to the overloaded servers?
          Confused by religion