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Microsoft Rental Rights Agreement for Internet Cafes

Did you know that as an internet cafe owner, you can not just have your computers rented out if you are using any Microsoft Windows Operating System? If you will read the End-User Licensing Agreement of your Microsoft Windows O.S. You will find out that Windows may not be used commercially.

That is why it is important for you as an internet cafe owner to purchase an RRA or Microsoft Rental Rights Agreement so that you can rent out your computers running under Windows XP Professional, Windows Vista Business and Windows 7 Professional ONLY. Meaning other Windows O.S. Like Windows 7 Home Edition are not qualified for the Rental Rights Agreement from Microsoft. As of this writing, the cost of Microsoft Rental Rights Agreement in the Philippines is 2,000PHP per qualified PC/annum (around $47 per PC/annum).

So before you decide to buy a Windows Operating System you should check Microsoft’s website. Every now and then Microsoft Philippines provides discounts for Internet Cafe owners. They also have a program for iCafe owners called “Microsoft i-Cafe Program”. Check out their site at http://www.microsoft.com/philippines/icafe/ for more details.