More pay-as-you-go from Microsoft

This isn’t the first such rental program Microsoft has tried. Last year, the company started a project called FlexGo, where customers purchased a whole computer preloaded with Windows XP and other Microsoft software for a discount price, then used prepaid cards—similar to long distance phone cards—to continue using the PC. The program met with some success when it was first tried in Brazil: of those who obtained PCs using FlexGo, 31 percent said they would not have purchased them at all had the program not been available.

Read this item from Ars Technica. Previously from WNM: Microsoft does “layaway online”

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