So I don't know what this is saying. Yes I did tie it to my live account, but in the process of testing hardware I have had to reload my Windows 8 machine/re-activate it over five times in the last four months. Finally this last time they did have me phone in and use the automated system. When I flagged it was all done on one machine, they immediately activated it. In fact its the same process as when I did this with Windows 7 and Office 2010.
I love Linux as well and have equal amount of desktops running Windows and Linux in our office. If I count servers, I have even more Linux then MS. What your perpetuating here is just plain false.
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