You cannot purchase XP pro for $40. The $129 price point doesn’t sound too high, actually. The only place you can find it cheaper is going to be at a school or someplace with a special license.
From friends who went overseas (some are still there) to work at the Big M, it’s very cheap to buy stuff @ the company store.
Course, it helps if you don’t commit a felony and sell licenses to your friends who in turn sell to other companies, but them’s the breaks.
Yes, that’s another option. I’ve get most of my software from Microsofties that live here on my block.
Man, tell me about it. Nine million. If he got 9 million before getting caught, can you imagine how badly that system has been abused over the years? No wonder there are so many MS millionaries here in the PNW.