Do you live in the UK? Good! Microsoft offers you some trial products for free !

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  1. theARTiSAN

    theARTiSAN Administrator Staff Member Super Mod

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    Windows .NET RC1 for free (only if you life in the UK)
    Posted by N.B. on Monday, August 12 @ 17:44:38 CEST (1165 reads)


    You life in the UK ? good ..
    Microsoft offers you some trial products for free !
    Visuals Studio NET (DVD Version)
    Office XP Standard Version
    Windows 2000 Server/ Advance Server
    Microsoft Windows Management Platform
    SQL Server 2000
    Windows XP Pro

    Read more here!

    Do let me know how legit this all is!
  2. Gandalf

    Gandalf MIDI Sorcerer

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    Well, No, I don't live in the UK at the moment, but I come from there originally and I still retain a UK address.......so I have applied for a copy of all that good stuff..... don't tell Microsoft the full details huh?

    It seems genuine enough.

    Let you know in 7-10 days when the stuff comes through the post...... or not...

    Cheers
  3. theARTiSAN

    theARTiSAN Administrator Staff Member Super Mod

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    Cool! Looking forward to hearing all about it!
    Was wondering if these were honest to goodness full versions or just stupid demo garbage -
    Can't wait to hear :D
  4. Gandalf

    Gandalf MIDI Sorcerer

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    Early indications that they are full versions (ie fully featured) but are evaluation copies with built-in expiry times ranging from three months to six months (of course, you can always fiddle with your PC clock, as I do frequently).

    Well, at least I can try them out before I go to the local pirate software shop and buy a pirate copy for a couple of bucks (don't like doing this... you never know what some hacker has added to the CD).

    Cheers
  5. Gandalf

    Gandalf MIDI Sorcerer

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    Well, I just heard that a bunch of CD's has arrived at my UK address, from Microsoft....

    Aha!. It's genuine. So they have been dispatched to me (with only a slight delay to give my brother a chance to copy them... who said that.... it s a damn lie!).

    More info later when I get me 'ands on them.
  6. theARTiSAN

    theARTiSAN Administrator Staff Member Super Mod

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    lookin forward to the full scoop.
    :: sighs and continues to wait patiently ::
  7. agrashion

    agrashion New Member

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    Thanks for the info - I'm in the UK
  8. AndrewChappell

    AndrewChappell New Member

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    Yeah - it's genuine! I've ordered a couple of trials in the past - including a trial of windows xp. But beware - the windows xp trial I got was the rc2, not the final release :(. But, I have had no problems with the trials of project 2000, office xp, visio 2002, mappoint 2002 e.t.c.

    I really should apply for a trial of win2k advanced server. The sad fact is that with an adsl line it is quicker to download the pirated versions than wait for the trials - why won't ms put trial software on their website... ??

    Cheers

    Andrew
  9. Gandalf

    Gandalf MIDI Sorcerer

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    The Final installment..........

    The Final installment..........

    At long last the package I ordered had arrived in my post box.

    I got:-

    Win2Kserver, advance server and datacenter server 120-day expiry.
    Host Integration server 2000, 120 day.
    Office XP professional 2002 version 30-day.
    Sharepoint portal server 2001 120 day
    W2k Service pack 1
    Internet security and acceleration server 2000 120 day
    Security tool kit
    windows .net resource cd
    windows .net enterprise server RC1 360 day
    windows .net enterprise server 64-bit edition RC1 360 day
    W2k professional, server and advanced server high encryption floppies

    NOT BAD considering ITS FREE!!!

    Cheers
  10. MadMax016

    MadMax016 New Member

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    Thanks for the info man, we'll see what arrives in 7-10 days :)

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