File this one under "How to Profit from a Declining Economy". Seems that Microsoft has discovered a way to profit from the downsizing or divesting of other companies. InfoWorld has an article here. Wanna bet this also applies to the purchase programs where employees are allowed to buy the systems the company has decided to replace? How long before the BSA starts visiting your local yard sale to see if anyone selling their old systems in the driveway?
Read your licensing agreements people!!