Sliver, I am not proposing to debate, or to start a debate, whether Microsoft "has a heart" or not. The decision to sell Windows 7 to a select group for a hefty discount is not "having a heart" it is a smart business decision that will endear the purchaser to Microsoft for years to come (not obligate - but endear). If they can win your heart while you are young (aka high school and college age) they will have you as a customer for life. I also do not propose that this is "dirty dealings" in any way whatsoever. It is just a smart marketing strategy. This is just one of the points that makes me frequently observe that Microsoft has no programmers/developers to be proud of whatsoever, but they probably have the smartest and most effective marketing dept of any corporation in the world.