There has been some talk and speculation about the possibility of MS transitioning to a pay as you go, rental-ware, program instead of the current program where you pay for the software up front and never pay again. MS is now testing a pay as you go program in some foreign countries for Office 2003! Is this going to be the future for all MS products in the future? Novell (MS "wannabe") and their business Suse charges x dollars for every year that you want to use their biz Suse OS. I sure hope that MS is not going to use such a program in their future products.