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New M$ advert for Office

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New M$ advert for Office

Just been listening to the latest M$ advert for its overpriced word processor et all. "Colin" your new PC "Can't do anything with out you purchasing M$ Office" at a cost of something like the same again  Crazy
Or the "Your kids need M$ Office to help them with their homework"  Shocked In my day homework was done by hand and a pencil.
If you are tempted to do this DON'T. Try Open Office Suite, http://www.openoffice.org it is FREE and can do 99% of what M$ office can do. It includes a Word processor (with spelling & grammar checker) Spreadsheet etc.
Go on give open source/free software a try, It won't cost you anything to try it, and it may save you some £££.
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csogilvie
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Re: New M$ advert for Office

It might not cost me anything, but every time I try and use it, I end up with a few more grey hairs as OpenOffice just doesn't do what I want it to, when I want it to.
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Re: New M$ advert for Office

I gave up on MS Office a long time ago - four years ago to be precise. I bought a copy of Office for Mac when I switched to the Mac OS back in March '05, but within a few months I'd become so fed up with it that I sold it on eBay and bought myself iWork instead. iWork's definitely not as advanced as Office, but I am frequently impressed by how it's just generally so well thought-out... and on the odd occasion I need something more advanced, I switch over to NeoOffice to get the job done.
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Re: New M$ advert for Office

I got a trial version of MS Office when I bought a new laptop about a year ago.  When the trial ended I had a message asking me to purchase.  If I click cancel on the message I find it opens Office for me and I can use it as normal.  Bonus Grin Grin
mentalist3d
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Re: New M$ advert for Office

Ssssh! Bill Gates might be watching, expect his lawyers at your door shortly lol
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