Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

M$ to simplify software licensing

Filed under
Microsoft

Microsoft has promised to publish a simplified version of its Product Use Rights document by July, in an effort to reduce confusion for customers.

The current version is over 100 pages long and crammed full of legal jargon. The revised document should be half the size, although none of the licensing terms will change.

Product Use Rights sets policies for software bought through volume licences. The document provides an overview of the licences required to use Microsoft software products available under the volume programme.

The document started expanding as Microsoft increased the number of software titles from 40 in 2002 to 70 in 2004.

Instead of listing all individual licences, the products will be divided into nine categories to eliminate repetition.

Microsoft adapts its licensing programme on a quarterly basis.

Source.

More in Tux Machines

Android Leftovers

Lubuntu 15.04 Beta 2 Is Not Using Systemd, Nor LXQt - Screenshot Tour

Lubuntu 15.04 is the last in our screenshot tour articles related to the Final Beta a.k.a. Beta 2 of the Vivid Vervet development cycle. Lubuntu 15.04 Beta 2 offers one of the most lightweight desktop experiences and it is now powered by Ubuntu 15.04’s Linux 3.19.2 kernel. Read more Also: Xubuntu 15.04 Beta 2 Released, Offers a Neat Xfce 4.12 Experience - Screenshot Tour

What is keeping you from switching to Linux?

I'd like to make time for switching my main system but it is not there yet. What I plan to do is however use Linux on my laptop and get used to it this way. While it will take longer than a radical switch, it is the best I can do right now. Eventually though, I'd like to run all but one system on Linux and not Windows. Read more Also: Who’s Using, And Not Using, GNU/Linux Desktops

5 Surprising Reasons Behind The GNOME Resurgence

When the team behind GNOME came out with GNOME 3, which included the infamous GNOME Shell, the most popular desktop environment of the time saw a sharp decrease in users. And honestly, that trend is pretty easy to explain. When GNOME 3 initially came out, it was incomplete, buggy, and foreign. The concepts behind GNOME Shell were never before seen on a desktop system, and lots of users who were used to panels/taskbars and menus didn’t like the rather dramatic changes. Read more