Microsoft Tried To Give Me $20,000 Of Software

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:

MSDN Academic Alliance

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.

3 replies on “Microsoft Tried To Give Me $20,000 Of Software”

I am in the program as well. An alternative to WINE would be Virtual Box. I’m about to install Vista ((ick)) on a VB so I can become used to it. A sad fact is that people will use it… and people like us will need to help them use it.

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