As part of the Windows Server 2003 rollout, Microsft was promoting a special offer to user groups for fully-licensed (not NFR, samples or 120-day trial copies) of Windows Server 2003 to each of their members who attended the rollout. Response apparently was phenomenal.
GOODWILL HUNTING — MICROSOFT GIVES AWAY WINDOWS | SearchWin2000.com
Microsoft may have a lot of cash, but the company is now seeking
something money cannot buy — the love and respect of its customers.
And nothing says “kinship” like free copies of Windows Server 2003.
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