Sunday, February 17, 2013
Danger, Jane & John Doe Computer User! Don't buy the retail copy of Office 2013.
PC World informs us that it is definitely true that if you buy a retail copy of Office 2013 instead of using Microsoft's "rental" system to acquire it is tied to the one computer forever. If the computer dies or you just need a new one with more capabilities your old copy is useless. You have to buy a new one. I think this is a rip off of the highest order no matter how badly Microsoft wants to switch from selling retail copies to perpetual leasing of their software if you want to use it. I think I'm going to tell everyone I know that buying a retail copy of Office 2013 is a very bad idea.