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06-02-2005, 12:17 PM
Where do I find out when M$ has free software giveaways

When office 2003 was released, there where free copies given away to the first few people at the participating outlets,
(I had a rather generous friend who got me a copy)
Is this common practise with software releases?
Where do you find out when these are happening?
As I had seen no mention of it anywhere at the time

I realise this happened a few years ago, but I never remembered to query it at the time, and microsoft surely must be releasing something soon


06-02-2005, 01:35 PM
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Hot Chocolate
06-02-2005, 01:48 PM
You got a free giveaway full sized software program of office 2003?

In New Zealand? what city where or are you in?

Last free thing i got was the windows update cd, SP2 one i think?

What sort of programs are you thinking of?

Not that im a m$ fan, but knowledge is power isnt it?

Billy T
06-02-2005, 02:01 PM
Last free thing I got was the windows update cd, SP2 one I think?

You were lucky! I couldn't even get the free security update CD, even after asking twice and receiving all the appropriate acknowledgements. I gave up in the end. :mad:


Billy 8-{) :(

06-02-2005, 02:16 PM
On the day that Windows XP was released, copies were given away to the first five customers to walk into certain stores. The same happened with Office2003 not sure about any other releases. Anyones guess is that it will happen again with the next release. There were large adverts in The Press and other newspapers announcing it.

06-02-2005, 03:48 PM
Thanks Jeremy thats what I was referring to,
I'm too cheap to buy the paper everyday so I'll just have to keep my ears open, when a new release is supposed to come out