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People are also forgetting the fact that it includes alot more software, namely publisher and access, which would cost you around 400 dollars to buy as a set anyway, meaning for the same price for 5 units you can have it for 4 years (typical cycle anyway) or have paid that much for it PER COMPUTER with the last one. People may not realize it, but this is a huge DISCOUNT.
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hello AbiWord, Gnumeric, and OpenOffice
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People are also forgetting the fact that it includes alot more software, namely publisher and access, which would cost you around 400 dollars to buy as a set anyway, meaning for the same price for 5 units you can have it for 4 years (typical cycle anyway) or have paid that much for it PER COMPUTER with the last one. People may not realize it, but this is a huge DISCOUNT.
Some people are still using Office 2003 though, and there's no problem with that, it works great, plenty of schools still use Office 2003.

They would have spent $1000 if they bought it in 2003 though, that's a price of a whole new gaming computer. That can give 100 people clean water forever. It adds up, and quickly as well.
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This. If you didn't get it for $10 when you had the chance sucks to be you tongue.gif

Yup. As far as office goes, I was still on 2003 until that deal, but I normally used open office anyways. thumb.gif
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I just use OpenOffice and Google Docs right now and there's nothing that I miss from MS Office
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Microsoft, stop being a fool, and just release another incremental upgrade, instead of forcing Office users to migrate to the cloud.
At least Google has the whole cloud thing figured out...
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Or just buy 2013 and not 365 which is from the beginning a hosted/cloud solution.

This...I have Office Professional Plus 2013 and Project Professional 2013. As for the cloud service...use drop box, media fire, mega, or whatever you fancy.

Edit: Also there are many ways to get the office products free or next to nothing.
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post #38 of 210
It really depends on your needs. Like several users have pointed out if you have the need for multiple licenses then it is well worth it a couple of laptops/computers that family members.

It also depends on if you need or can use most of the programs. Me personally I pretty much need Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint, and VBA for home use. Work wise full suite especially VBA. When I am able to write a script in VBA that pulls data from Access, dump it into Excel and further refines it, and have it automatically send an email through Outlook to the proper recipient with only a click and confirmation it is quite gratifying.
post #39 of 210
Microsoft, keep at this attempt at vendor lock in, and you'll soon see yourself locked out of the market. Please die soon, don't take forever, many other alternatives would like a shot at the funding you squander !
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I think I'll just stick with Google Apps.
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