Microsoft quietly raises prices of Mac Office by up to 17 percent
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Posted 19 February 2013 - 02:05 AM
If you had a Ferrari, would you put poops in you passenger seat?
To anyone even contemplate the bad idea of buying MS Office. Try OpenOffice first! It's FREE.
Posted 19 February 2013 - 06:03 AM
Posted 19 February 2013 - 07:19 AM
I install it in every computer I set up for clients. I tell them try this free option before you spend all that money thinking you need MSOffice because you think you need MSWord. If you really need it then go get it later. So far, no one has asked for it. And installing it is risk free because you have no money to lose if it doesn't work out, but the majority of people will find OpenOffice is all they need if for some reason if Apple's iWork suite isn't their cup of tea.
Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:42 AM
It's taxing to use Microsoft, so they figure you're already a masochist.
Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. - Martin Luther King, Jr.
Posted 19 February 2013 - 09:09 AM
So, here's another solid vote for OpenOffice.
I used to be a die-hard MS Office user, but MS cured that addiction. I keep one system current for incoming and outgoing compatibility with people who insist / demand / don't know any better than use the default .x files. I sincerely doubt I will update that Office 2010 system again. What's the point? The only chance would be if they allowed me to create my own toolbars again but they made it worse with an all white retro metro UI - and - I can carry the license forward to another system in case of an upgrade or hardware failure. Word on the internet is that you can't move your license to another system.
Most people, especially those that got into computers in the era before the internet, equated getting a computer with producing some documents and keep track of some numbers. For many that meant Word & Excel / MS Office or a competitors suite. I loved to get updates as it brought new features, made certain things easier and increased productivity. Fast forward to 2007 with the "ribbon". Yes, novice computer users can more easily find their way to produce some documents; but people with less flexible minds were lost and advanced users were left scrambling without quick access to their tools and custom interfaces. I still can't figure out how in the world that little stupid strip in the menu bar became your custom toolbar. Anyhow, it was at that time that I started to look more closely into other office suites and quickly settled on OpenOffice. OO doesn't have all the MS Office bells and whistles, but it has a familiar interface. As you transition, you may need to look up a few things and you may encounter a few quirks - like they left highlight color preferences out recently on the mac version and auto-selections in spreadsheets and auto-complete are less smart - but for the average user's basic needs, it gets the job done. No problems installing it on an older computer, on more than one system. Intermediate needs? No problem.
So I have been telling everyone to consider OO for years. It is an ongoing thing with people wanting to upgrade Word or Office, getting another license, upgrading computers ... and I tell everyone to at least evaluate OO, and then decide. Two people last week did, instead of getting a newer version of Word.
This post has been edited by icerabbit: 19 February 2013 - 09:21 AM