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Or you can get it today...it's a free download from Microsoft's site, I've had it for some time. "Save As PDF" is pretty sweet.



Absolutely, especially if you're using Exchange and Sharepoint in your environment. The seamless integration of, well, everything goes well beyond what any advocate for open-source alternatives can legitimately argue against.
Link to that KB?
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Office 2007 is far superior to OpenOffice, even with the price weighed in. Office is essentially dirt cheap for what it does.
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Or you can get it today...it's a free download from Microsoft's site, I've had it for some time. "Save As PDF" is pretty sweet.



Absolutely, especially if you're using Exchange and Sharepoint in your environment. The seamless integration of, well, everything goes well beyond what any advocate for open-source alternatives can legitimately argue against.
I agree. I love championing open source software, but not Open Office. Microsoft has a much better suite of products for anybody who is doing anything more than simple word processing.
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I'll agree that Access is hard to beat in terms of functionality, Visio can be handy, but neither are found in the $100+ dollar beat down version you pick up off the shelves.
    
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I certainly dont care, I got my OpenOffice.

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I agree. I love championing open source software, but not Open Office. Microsoft has a much better suite of products for anybody who is doing anything more than simple word processing.
but its not free. So either spend $150 on Office07 or get a FREE similar program that isn't as powerful but certainly gets the job done.
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but its not free. So either spend $150 on Office07 or get a FREE similar program that isn't as powerful but certainly gets the job done.
Open Office Is great for home users who just need a word document program.

Office is great for everyone else who actually need their software to work with their job and do what they need it to do. Even if it does cost $150+
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post #16 of 29
Office 14? I thought that was a joke. I hate such huge version numbers.
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Or you can get it today...it's a free download from Microsoft's site, I've had it for some time. "Save As PDF" is pretty sweet.
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Link to that KB?
Link to Microsoft's Office 2007 "Save as PDF" plug-in
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"Embrace, extend and extinguish," also known as "Embrace, extend, and exterminate," is a phrase that the U.S. Department of Justice alleged was used internally by Microsoft[4] to describe their strategy for entering product categories involving widely used standards, extending those standards with proprietary capabilities, and then using those differences to disadvantage its competitors.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Embrace...and_extinguish
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how about they add that support to vista, just like apple did, and stop charging us for every little thing.
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Sooo... when are they going to add PDF support to Windows? I mean, just Windows. Apple has included PDF support out of the box with OS X for years now.
Thus, one of the many reasons you cannot legally install OS X on a rig you built yourself. Apple sells computers, not operating systems. Apple can put whatever they want on their machines.
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I certainly dont care, I got my OpenOffice.



but its not free. So either spend $150 on Office07 or get a FREE similar program that isn't as powerful but certainly gets the job done.
Touche. However, to me it is worth the extra $$$.
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