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Upgraded to Office 365

By jvolstad (9/9 = 100% civil)   2013 Feb 11, 8:12am   ↑ like   ↓ dislike   1,019 views   8 comments   watch (0)   share   quote  

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/home-premium/

I was using Office 2010, but at $69 (military appreciation version) decided to go for it. It's an annual subscription but I get all the MS Office applications.

So far I like it.

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1   seaside   2013 Feb 12, 3:12pm  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

Jvolstad, can you be more specific about "I like it" part, please?

Purchased Office 2003 earlier, and it's good enough for me in personal level. Then the wife once told me that her job offers an opportunity to buy new MS products for way less than retail and if I am interested. I think the offer is still valid if I want it.

And about Windows 8, I think I can get it cheap too. So the question is... is there anything noticably better w/ those new MS products to compare w/ windows 7 and Office 2003?

2   Tenpoundbass (90/90 = 100% civil)   2013 Feb 12, 10:29pm  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

Office 2003 was the last edition worth having.
At this point any Open Office is better.
Unless you just love OneNote and the conveluted Outlook so much that you can't live with out it. Even MySQL is better than Access at this point.

3   CrazyMan   2013 Feb 12, 11:43pm  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

Office 365 is a hosted solution (cloud based for the noobs) not really a "version". If you have multiple PCs you need office on, or run a small business, it can actually make sense to use. For most home users, open office or heck even notepad++ and the gimp are far more than enough.

Also, MySQL has always been better than Access. They're not even in the same league.

4   seaside   2013 Feb 13, 11:30am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

Yup, office 365 indeed is sold by an annual subscription. I don't mind guys in Microsoft think their product newspaper or something, but I ain't buy it. On the other hand, office 2013 is sold by product key card, which is fine by me though I prefer having my own CD/DVD somewhere in my bookcase.

I loved that simple email that has no crap attached, called outlook express. Windows 7 not supporting it any more was like a slap in my face. I treat my personal email as my own small history of what I did with whom and when, and I wanted keep it in my own personal computer, not somewhere in the web. Of course, I have gmail and other web based emails, but they are for casual hanging out, not for anything serious or personal. It seems like they go cloud in these days rather than let people have it themselves, so outlook 2003 would be the last email client I ever buy as long as the OS I want to try supports it.

5   Dan8267 (117/119 = 98% civil)   2013 Feb 13, 11:42am  ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

I like Open Office. It's free and the file formats are not proprietary. The word processor in Open Office can handle much, much larger files than Microsoft Word. Plus, no stupid ribbon control.

6   seaside   2013 Feb 13, 4:29pm  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

Open office, I am definitely going to take a look. But it seems it does not have outlook2003 compatable email client. Anyone can tell me something like that, so that I can know what's out there to replace it, in case I can't use outlook2003 any more for some reason?

Thanks.

7   Tenpoundbass (90/90 = 100% civil)   2013 Feb 13, 10:04pm  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

seaside says

I loved that simple email that has no crap attached, called outlook express. Windows 7 not supporting it any more was like a slap in my face.

Try Thunderbird it's better than Outlook Ex IMO.

8   Tenpoundbass (90/90 = 100% civil)   2013 Feb 13, 10:05pm  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

seaside says

But it seems it does not have outlook2003 compatable email client. Anyone can tell me something like that, so that I can know what's out there to replace it, in case I can't use outlook2003 any more for some reason?

Thunderbird.

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