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Microsoft backflips on Win7 family pack

Reversing an earlier decision, Microsoft has today decided to release the Windows 7 Family Pack in Australia, which bundles three upgrade licences for its Windows 7 operating system for $249.

November 29, 2009 by

Ballmer: Too much fine print in Microsoft licences

Microsoft could do more to simplify its software licensing, according to the company's chief executive Steve Ballmer. Speaking at a Windows 7 event in London on Monday, he said that Microsoft's licence terms could be made clearer, but that any simplifications could result in extra costs for its customers.

October 9, 2009 by

Microsoft to offer discounts to UK public sector

A U.K. Treasury official has said the deal will save the public sector 75 million pounds (US$112.7 million) over five years, but critics have said the figure is meaningless without knowing how much is spent on Microsoft licences.

May 10, 2009 by

Meshing the desktop into the cloud

The release of Live Mesh lays the foundation for Microsoft to move the center of gravity for its software products away from individual desktop and server machines into the cloud, with fundamental implications for how Microsoft licences software.

April 22, 2008 by

Windows Vista: Sold but not deployed

Microsoft says it remains happy with enterprise sales of Vista -- however, the software behemoth acknowledges that many businesses who have bought Vista licences are yet to deploy the software.

December 11, 2007 by

Microsoft cannot escape from GPLv3: FSF

The Free Software Foundation (FSF) has dismissed claims by Microsoft that it is exempt from provisions of GPLv3 and has vowed to make sure the Redmond giant "respects our copyrights and complies with our licences".

August 28, 2007 by

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