Now this, this is annoying. While I use Linux by choice, I have to look at Microsoft software constantly and TechNet was easily the best, most affordable way to get both up-to-date and pre-historic MSFT programs. The MSDN packages will still be around, but there's considerably more expensive.
You'll have until August 31, 2013 to get or renew a TechNet subscription. Me? I just renewed.