Ever heard of the MSDN Academic Alliance? I never have until I took a class at the local college. Apparently everyone who takes any sort of Computer Science class gets enrolled in this Microsoft program at this institution.
Check this out:
That’s the list in it’s entirety that I can download for free from my school. I ran some numbers, and the retail value of all of that is more than $20,000! That’s more than I’ve spent on tuition so far.
Ridiculous! 20 Grand worth of software and I can’t even use it… I would need to buy another computer to make use of this stuff, and the girlfriend probably wouldn’t approve of that.