back to article Softcat purrs as customers buy early to dodge Microsoft hikes

Microsoft UK price rises that kicked in at the start of this year weren't bad news for everyone in the country – IT reseller Softcat saw software sales swell as customers purchased licences early to avoid the hefty hike. Back in October, Microsoft said the cost of on-premises and cloud services would rise by 13 and 22 per cent …

  1. NoneSuch
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    Meanwhile, my Linux machines cost me nothing.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Meanwhile, my Linux machines cost me nothing.

      Really? Do you steal them or make them out of fresh air?

      1. tony2heads

        @AC

        I have heard of people resurrecting old dumped computers with some versions of linux

  2. Paul Crawford Silver badge

    In related news, sales of KY jelly reached record levels in December...

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Lol. Microsoft is a master of second rate shit design in every category they play and people still license that shit.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      If it's as bad as you say and with alternatives available, why do you think people still buy it and millions of businesses around the world rely on it?

  4. HipposRule

    EAs

    If you have an EA (we do through Softcat) you're protected from the increase intially

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