Microsoft adds Office to Genuine Software Initiative

By Derek Sooman on April 26, 2006, 5:00 PM
Microsoft has added Office to its Genuine Software Initiative. The move is intended to test if customers have a genuine version of its Office productivity suite, and will help ensure the prevention of software piracy and the distribution of counterfeit copies of Microsoft software.

Microsoft has launched a pilot of the Office Genuine Advantage (OGA) program in seven languages, including Brazilian Portuguese, Czech, Greek, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Russian and Spanish, according to Microsoft. The program will determine if pilot users have a genuine installation of Microsoft Office installed on their computers.




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DragonMaster said:
Woopsie! Gonna have to send my comp with Windows on it back to Office 2k! (Or can O2K3 be installed on more than one computer? I have a legit version installed on only one comp.)
johnsonlam said:
Thanks Microsoft.I'm now totally convinced switching to OpenOffice because MS-Office endless patch, problems and buggings.
craigwatanabe said:
And Open Office is really a great freebie to use too.
DragonMaster said:
Got one prob with Open Office 2. I have figured you can do everything possible and impossible in Writer to pictures except rotate them (Even just 90 deg.)
Mictlantecuhtli said:
Yeah, sure. You'll just keep using Windows and MS Office, no matter how much you're "thinking about switching".
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