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lil_cat_luver

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Hi there I have a few questions about academic software

1. Would you be able to use academic software purchased during school, even after you have graduated from post-secondary school or no longer in school?

2. Could academic software be used for commercial purposes (I read that it could @ about.com but wanted to make sure)

3. Are there any websites that offer academic software to Canadian students? Most of the sites I found are only for students in the US. Or are academic software only available to students in the US :tazz:

And a related questions, how is it that there are so many OEM software on ebay for a fraction of the retail price? Isn't it illegal to sell OEM software without accompanying hardware?
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1. I don't see why not

2. no, I don't think so.

3. i'm not sure on this one. You can try contacting a local school/college and asking them.

Edited by Numb Remxed, 06 January 2006 - 06:20 PM.

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Thanks for the fast reply :tazz:

But I'm still wondering (for question #1), if you are no longer a student, is it really legal to use the academic version of a software? Shouldn't the "ex-student" go purchase the regular version of the software?
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i don't really see why not.. as long as it's for personal use only.
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They arent to bothered if tis just for you. All this depends on the software in question, what is it you are looking for.
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Howdy:

As per the Microsoft Homepage concerning Acedemic versions..

Q. Once I'm no longer a student or teacher, can I continue to use Office Student and Teacher Edition 2003?
A. Yes.


Licensing Restrictions
Microsoft grants licensing rights for Office Student and Teacher Edition 2003 with the following restrictions:

• You're restricted to using this product for non-commercial (non-revenue-generating) use.

As for getting it in Canada, did you try going to the microsoft.ca website and searching??

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As for getting it in Canada, did you try going to the microsoft.ca website and searching??

The software I had in mind is actually not a Microsoft product, I don't know if microsoft.ca will really give me any information :tazz:

All this depends on the software in question, what is it you are looking for

I'm looking for Adobe Creative Suite, or Adobe Design bundle. Although, I'm not looking to buy them right now, this is for the future, since I can't exactly afford any of them right now :)
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There is some freeware alternatives you might try, look on Cnet.com i find they have alot of stuff in the categories thats good.

What specifically are you wanting to do with it, is it image editing and drawing? if it is you might try the gimp software its just as good as adobe apparently, for most software there is usually an equally good free alternative these days only differences are usually in the general polish put on the way the software looks thats about it.
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