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News MS to offer free Office Starter Edition

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 9 Oct 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. NeedlesKane

    NeedlesKane You're a Dremel

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    This makes me wish that openoffice was more widely known....
     
  3. matee

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    Fine with me, as long as they will not throw adds in the middle of my text. If they display them somewhere in the program - why not.
     
  4. yakyb

    yakyb i hate the person above me

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    office 2003 was very much comparable with OO however i think 2007 went miles ahead of it and is easily worth the £50 to buy it
     
  5. yakyb

    yakyb i hate the person above me

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    hang on a sec does this mean they have finally gotten rid of works!!!
     
  6. mi1ez

    mi1ez Active Member

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    I really hope so. Really, REALLY hope so!
     
  7. Azh_fx

    Azh_fx sup dawg?

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    ms works was rubbish, i think i last used it in the windows 3.11 days or windows 98
     
  8. Combinho

    Combinho Ten kinds of awesome

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    Open Office is the answer. I can't imagine buying another MS Office ever again.
     
  9. Shagbag

    Shagbag All glory to the Hypnotoad!

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    That's the idea behind the Starter Edition.

    Personally, I think this is a great idea. If the full Office edition really is installed by default and requires just a keycode to activate it/upgrade, then I'm more than happy to let the open source community crack it and spread the joy.
     
  10. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    the advertisong is mild, i use microsoft office accounting 2009, the free one

    there is an upgrade button, and when you want to do certain things the free one cant it advises you to ugrade for more options
     
  11. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    Good news... Microsoft cancels Microsoft Works - as reported by TrustedReview
     
  12. raGe82

    raGe82 New Member

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    Please, don't put 'stealing' and 'open source' in the same sentence - open source community is against stealing, especially when it comes to stealing your rights.

    On-topic - looks like Microsoft feels a bit uncomfortable with OpenOffice getting more and more users.

    EDIT: ofcourse when I say 'stealing' I mean 'crack and give away'
     
  13. crazyceo

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    LMFAO! this is hilarious. Open Office is the most useless piece of hippee anti-microsoft lovin' nonsense.

    Nice one Microsoft, shutting down OpenOffice with one easy free giveaway! Well Done!
     
  14. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    I don't think it's Microsoft goal to compete with Open Office... but rather compete with Core Word Perfect and other office suit that require purchasing. If they wanted to aim at Open Office they would render Word Pad more complete and provide Excel Lite to Windows 7, without any ads in them.
     
  15. Matticus

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    Pro MS much? I bet you have never even used OpenOffice, if you had you would see that it is a perfectly usable and great FREE office suite.

    Before you call me a hippy, I use office 2007 and I love it, but when I use my eee I use OpenOffice on it and for general word processing there is nothing wrong with it, the spreadsheet program is also pretty good.
     
  16. thehippoz

    thehippoz New Member

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    whats the difference between 2007 and 2010
     
  17. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    They are many article on the net about Office 2010.
    I was invited to Microsoft Office 2010 Tech Preview and I can say it has Win7 integration, it's in 64-bit, it seams faster to open to me, ribbon bar is pass all over each application of Office, Groove has been renamed to SharePoint, bug fixes, able to save into PDF, ability to customize the ribbon bar as you want (including creating your own tab), OneNote is now perfectly usable for laptops, and no longer Tablet PC exclusive, and easier to use as well, and much more.
     
  18. thehippoz

    thehippoz New Member

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    ah cool.. thanks
     
  19. Shagbag

    Shagbag All glory to the Hypnotoad!

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    It's about time. What next? 3D effects in PowerPoint? **yawns**. They're still playing catch-up with OpenOffice.
     
  20. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    My Microsoft Office 2000 (yes you read that right) works just fine and I have no plans on upgrading until I go off to college
     
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