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How to Get Windows 8 and 2 Terabytes of Microsoft Software Free

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by so2toll, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. so2toll

    so2toll Newbie

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    This was inspired by a thread called "Windows 8!!!!!!!!!!!". Microsoft really likes startups and tries to support the startup community. So they give away their software and technical services to them for free through their Bizspark program. I downloaded Windows 8 and the new Microsoft office for free maybe like 2 or 3 weeks ago.

    The only requirement is that you have to be -

    • Developing software?
    • Privately held?
    • Less than five years old?
    • Making less than US $1M annually?


    Just go to microsoft dot com/bizspark/signup
     
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  2. so2toll

    so2toll Newbie

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    Give thanks please btw!
     
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    MeetTheVirus Regular Member

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    I signed my startup company today. Now lets see if I actually get accepted :p

    Does it normally take the full 5 business days for them to actually get back to you?

    (btw normally it's not a good idea to ask for thanks/rep here)
     
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    is it easy to be accepted?
     
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    hhhhhhmmmmmmmm less than five years old, really? am still two years :rolleyes:
     
  6. so2toll

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    Thanks for advice. Actually thought about that thanks thing as soon as I posted it. Will know better next time :rolleyes:

    I don't think it took us 5 days to get accepted but just be on the lookout. I signed up like 2 years ago so can't remember.


    orzyman - "is it easy to be accepted?"

    It's pretty easy to be accepted. I don't remember going through any major hurdles or background checks.
     
  7. victorsmith84

    victorsmith84 Registered Member

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    I think they provide Windows 8 RTM, not pro version
     
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    Or just download the torrent.
     
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    Using pirated software when running a legit business with employees is just dumb for many reasons.

    Not only do you risk a hefty lawsuit but your IT team can't call in for technical support when needed.

    It's too easy for a employee that just got laid off to make a quick phone call and end up losing your company.

    Don't get me wrong, my personal computer (like many others here) has its fair share of "free software" but I would advise anyone running a serious company to avoid things like this.

    If you're company is eligible I don't see why you would not take advantage in getting thousands and thousands of dollars in free (legit) microsoft software for 3 years..
     
  11. so2toll

    so2toll Newbie

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    Co-sign.

    Different use cases. Downloading the torrent is going to take just as long as the real version. Just thought I'd share a heads up for anyone this applies to.

     
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    Five years old Business :D