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    There doesn't seem to be as much confusion over what this thing does as over what to call it: With a name that sounds straight out of "1984," what exactly is Reduced Functionality Mode (RFM) in Office 2007?

    This week, Microsoft is repeating statements made over the past seven years that RFM -- which, as BetaNews reported last month, is now a mandatory feature of Office -- is nothing other than a mechanism to prevent users who won't let the company verify the product's authenticity, from doing more than testing how it works.

    Meanwhile, reporters on Monday characterized Microsoft's most recent implementation of RFM as an "off switch" or a "kill switch," leaving users to speculate about the feasibility of more sinister purposes, though without much evidence to support it.

    Source: http://www.betanews.com/article/Offi...New/1164123555

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    Ah crap I posted old news , my apologizes to Hairbutt . Hey Kill switch ,Stun switch , I was confused .

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    Quote Originally Posted by peat moss View Post
    Ah crap I posted old news , my apologizes to Hairbutt . Hey Kill switch ,Stun switch , I was confused .
    Why me? I was just skeptical. Still, am really...
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