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Originally Posted by H-man View Post

As an engineering major who doesn't have the luxury of parents with disposable income, only a spare room to offer, FTFY.

I will still going to use Libreoffice, it launches faster for me anyway (well that and I'm broke.)

Ummm...as an engineering major, you get Microsoft Office for $15...if not free.
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Got Office 2013 for only $10 using some promotion directly from Microsoft. Not even going to bother with the subscription with features I don't need or use.
    
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I am amazed at how many of you don't see the value of the defacto standard office suite.

trust me even after college if you are not in the "business" world you will need an office suite.

Open/Libre can do pretty much anything that the MS Office can, there is a few exceptions to that, but those are mostly for more specific tasks in specific fields, at which point the cost of MS Office is actually put to use.

For 98% of home "average" users, Open/Libre is more than suitable. And for the most part, is completely compatible with MS Office, aside from the few formatting hiccups that still happen which are rare these days.

Even Google is quite nice in the home use department.
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Originally Posted by gammite View Post

too many youngsters on ocn. lol.

Or people that aren't convinced they need to spend a couple hundred dollars to do a task that they can in most cases do with a free program.

Not everyone is in school where they can get all the software they can dream of for free or cheap as dirt.
Edited by Shrak - 1/29/13 at 6:37pm
post #54 of 210
Google Apps is good for personal and small business, but no where near as robust a full Exchange (Office 365 is essentially hosted Exchange + skydrive + Lync) supported Office for corporate use.

Split the $100 a year for an entire family and it's not bad at all.
 
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Am I the only one who feels kinda like a simpleton for not needed a full office suite? What do you people do that's too much for Google apps/ OpenOffice to handle?

I mean, I type on the keyboard and things appear on the screen. I can use all the spreadsheet formulas I need to. What else is there?
post #56 of 210
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Ummm...as an engineering major, you get Microsoft Office for $15...if not free.

Bashers gon' bash.
Nope, my .edu address doesn't qualify for any discounts (trust me, I tried.)
 
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post #57 of 210
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Nope, my .edu address doesn't qualify for any discounts (trust me, I tried.)

Neither did mine, I had to go through the school itself and purchase a physical copy. Call your IT department and find out.
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Neither did mine, I had to go through the school itself and purchase a physical copy. Call your IT department and find out.
Did that too, the answer was that they don't sell software anymore (except an outdated version of maple at the new version price.)
 
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This is a very tempting deal. Always having the latest version is a big selling point for me. I love Office 2013 on my Surface and how it works with my Lumia 920. It would be great to get my desktop in the mix.
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Did that too, the answer was that they don't sell software anymore (except an outdated version of maple at the new version price.)

I also tried the same thing but I didn't qualify.
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