Users seem to value their privacy online more and more, we just saw Ask.com take user feedback into consideration and offer private web searching and now Microsoft is making an offer that will have you give up your privacy for three months.
Microsoft, as part of a new program called the Windows Feedback Program is making an offer to give users a free copy of either Windows Vista Ultimate, Office Ultimate 2007, Money Plus Premium, Encarta Premium or Streets and Trips.
To get your free software you will have to agree to fill out some surveys and also download and install a program that will collect data. According to Microsoft the data collected will “help make future versions of the software better and more useful for you and other users.” Sounds like a great plan, something that should benefit future products, but I am not sure I would be willing to trade my privacy. That aside this could be a great way to get some software for free. This offer expires on December 31, 2007.