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Old May 4, 2011, 04:15 PM
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Originally Posted by JD View Post
To do it properly, you need to purchase Volume License keys for the software. I think you need to either go through MS directly, or an authorized re-seller.

Most small businesses (that are technically savvy) would lean towards open-source software I'd say. At least that's free to use.

However if you're <10 users and aren't using a server or anything, then I'd say just buy normal licenses. Although still not technically legal, it's more legal than using a TechNet subscription IMO.
Are you suggesting that any business requires a "special" license of MS software? I don't believe this is so, and while a business would not be permitted to use something like the 3 user "student" version of office, I'm pretty sure the regular (including OEM) license is completely within EULA for business use.
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