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Today, Microsoft has a new post on its Office blog, along with a humorous infographic (shown below) that shows how much the computing world in general has changed in the past decade since the launch of Office 2003 in August 2003. While the software had a number of interesting features, including the first version of OneNote and the final version of "Clippy", Microsoft now says that individuals and businesses who are still using the software now need to move on.
Much more enjoyable than the intrusive pop-ups of XP
www.get2modern.com to find out what products await you in the modern world and the potential benefit tongue.gif
Also remember to check if your still running windows XP http://amirunningxp.com/
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So I need to get a new version of Office? Thanks MS, thanks a lot, now I need to go to www.libreoffice.org and download the latest version because mine keeps telling me it's outdated.
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So I need to get a new version of Office? Thanks MS, thanks a lot, now I need to go to www.libreoffice.org and download the latest version because mine keeps telling me it's outdated.

Good, you shouldn't be running Office 2003 over the most recent LibreOffice anyway tongue.gif
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So I need to get a new version of Office? Thanks MS, thanks a lot, now I need to go to www.libreoffice.org and download the latest version because mine keeps telling me it's outdated.
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Good, you shouldn't be running Office 2003 over the most recent LibreOffice anyway tongue.gif

The only time I touch MS Office is when I work on my things away from home and I hate it.
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So I need to get a new version of Office? Thanks MS, thanks a lot, now I need to go to www.libreoffice.org and download the latest version because mine keeps telling me it's outdated.
You tell them!!! thumb.gif
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So I need to get a new version of Office? Thanks MS, thanks a lot, now I need to go to www.libreoffice.org and download the latest version because mine keeps telling me it's outdated.
The nerve of them, not supporting an 11 year old software product.
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The nerve of them, not supporting an 11 year old software product.

I don't know why lack of support is a reason to upgrade anyway. It's an office suite. It does most of what the newer office suites do. There is little reason to pay for a licence for a new version unless you can't get it to work on newer Windows versions (and support won't help there) or if there are significant security vulnerabilities uncovered that go unpatched. The latter is more of an issue for browsers though, and there are plenty of big companies still running IE6.
    
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The nerve of them, not supporting an 11 year old software product.

Did you read the post in which I say that I haven't used MS Office in years? I stopped using MS Office when I discovered OpenOffice, then switched to LibreOffice when that became available.
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It's a business, they want to sell more product but can't because old stock is still being used and runs just fine. How do they fix this? Tell them the old Office is no longer supported and they " have to upgrade. "
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It used to be the sympathy vote that got me to buy software, the one where you felt the Dev's had worked hard and were skilled so you paid your way knowing they would benefit greatly and things could improve as a result.

Now .. Corporate Cartels, forcing low wages and poor business decisions down on pressured Dev's who cant leave the company whilst profits start to lean sideways and CEO's + shareholders pop the cork on their yacht.

No, thanks Im all about opensource + donations or direct payment now. The community will make better software for the average home user..
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