Users hoping to take advantage of Microsoft?s offer of free software yesterday have already missed the boat.
The software giant was offering a free copy of Office 2000 worth around $799 to users who took the time to fill in a lengthy questionnaire on their software habits.
The company said it would honour all applications, even from outside the US. However, after being swamped with thousands of applicants, the company has had to close down the survey after only a day.
Today, users who send an email requesting a copy of the questionnaire, receive a message from Microsoft stating: ?Thank you very much for your interest in the MS Office Users Survey. Unfortunately, due to a far greater than anticipated response we are no longer accepting new respondents for this survey.?
Only yesterday, Microsoft Office marketing manager Jeremy Gittens had said that the company wanted as big a sample as possible: ?The bigger the sample, the more meaningful the results. If we get it right its worth every free copy of Office 2000 we give away.?
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