View Full Version : Free Windows 2000 (For UCSD students)
01-19-2001, 07:44 AM
Only for Friday, January 19.
Sorry, but this deal is only for UCSD students.
Free copies of Windows 2000 and free installation assistance will be provided. All you have to do is show up.
To participate, please register yourself at Micrsoft Research's new Student Developer site: http://www.StudentDev.org
Carts will be provided, you must bring all your computer equipment (monitors, power strips) with you if you require installation assistance.
Location: APM 4301 (Muir)
Time: 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm
[Edited by elfbomber on 01-22-2001 at 01:26 AM]
01-19-2001, 08:38 AM
Many schools have open license agreements with Microsoft. It all depends on the school. Many schools only charge a few dollars for the media.
It's actually good marketing for Microsoft.
01-19-2001, 09:15 AM
what day is this happening?
01-19-2001, 09:43 AM
What minuscule percentage of the nationwide (worldwide?) population who reads this forum is going to be able to take advantage of a deal where you have to currently be a student at UCSD?
Don't you have a BBS on campus you could bind this to instead?
01-19-2001, 10:15 AM
I have 3 friends who go to UCSD and I know they don't know about this.. So I will tell them.. It doesn't matter if the people who read this board GO to the school.. word of mouth is just as good of an advertiser (if not better) than a bulletin board.. Thanks for the post!
01-19-2001, 01:43 PM
Same here, I know about 6 people that go to UCSD that never reads this forum. Luckily for them, I do. So thanks for the post.
and don't be a Microsoft playa hata just because...
01-19-2001, 01:59 PM
I completely agree with bollox.
This isn't unlike posting the policy on our campus where you can get free laser printer access.
Ask yourself this before posting, could more than 10% of the people reading this board benefit from this deal?
If not, keep this great insider information to yourself.
01-19-2001, 02:07 PM
Just to add to the list... me and three other guys went and got the free WIN2000 too! Thanx elfbomber!!
01-19-2001, 02:35 PM
Thanks for the info! It also works for UC Berkeley students~~
01-19-2001, 03:14 PM
I don't go to UCSD (or even know what that's an anacronym for). If one of you wants to pick me up a copy of W2K and mail it to me, I'd call this a HOT deal.
01-19-2001, 03:22 PM
Gee Bollox your attitude sure did change when you realized that you might personally benefit from this deal.
From thread crapper to deal grabber.
From what I could see, the thread title was very clear in stating that this was a limited deal.
Good luck in finding someone to take the time and trouble to please you.
dude, this is excellent info regardless. i can't believe that ppl would say to keep this off the forum. it's a forum, not a limit-your-speech gathering. i read maybe 1 or 2 posts a day out of all these posts that are useful to me, yet i am glad they are all here. if you're not glad they are here, or are bothered because "only 10 percent" would benefit, then you have your own issues and this forum can't help you.
Exactly. Thanks for the deal... my UCSD friends and I can now go get a few copies now... even though I already bought a copy.
01-19-2001, 09:11 PM
UCSD = University of California, San Diego
My roommate and I who are CS majors both recieved a copy in our mailbox. Cool I guess.
01-19-2001, 11:31 PM
I go to UCSD ya know... ;)
01-20-2001, 12:06 AM
how about UCLA? I only know free pizza and drinks. hahaha.
01-20-2001, 01:14 AM
Anyone want to send me a copy? I'll paypal you money for the shipping charges if you wish.
01-20-2001, 01:58 AM
It is illegal to give the software to anyone else. It's licensed to only current students...
I got to UT Austin. I think whole UT system gets media cheap. We pay 5 bucks a cd. Kinda sucks some software thingies is 4-6 cd's. But then reading the finerpint, it seems like one person can buy and share with other students.
Also fineprint basically says current people only, what will I do when I graduate :P
01-20-2001, 09:14 AM
You are a stud dude. Thanx from sunny San Diego. Now the rest of the US has 2 things to be jealous about. This hot deal and our totally tubular weather. Surf hard bro.
01-21-2001, 09:04 PM
Originally posted by flergum
Now the rest of the US has 2 things to be jealous about. This hot deal and our totally tubular weather. Surf hard bro.
Tubular weather? Have you looked out your window lately?
01-21-2001, 10:27 PM
Yeah, SD is weird like that...
This year, the weather has been really bad... For me anyways, when I have classes, midterms, paper's due, and other stuff, the weather is fine, but when I have free time, the weather is always bad, like today.
I guess its like Berkeley weather.
01-21-2001, 11:18 PM
this was last friday for anyone who's still interested.. it'z over =(
01-22-2001, 02:03 AM
Did you say berkeley weather?!?!? I don't think its THAT bad ;) I don't know how long you've lived in San Diego, but I've been here all my life, and ya know what, I get annoyed by too much sun, I'd like to see some snow in front of my house for once....
01-22-2001, 06:36 AM
You can email the dude in charge and say you didn't have time to make it down there. Just be registered to studentdev and he will mail it to you. Party on dude.
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