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1 posted on 02/15/2013 6:25:22 PM PST by ExxonPatrolUs
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I’ve been happily using Open Office for free for at least 5 years.


2 posted on 02/15/2013 6:28:01 PM PST by Politicalmom (Liberalism. Ideas so great they have to be mandatory.-FReeper Osage Orange)
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Open office works great.


3 posted on 02/15/2013 6:29:07 PM PST by Dan(9698)
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Worth every penny I paid for it.

6 posted on 02/15/2013 6:35:17 PM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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Microsoft saturated the market; I don't know anyone who doesn't have MS Office but wants to have.

If the number of customers is constant (and dropping, due to recessions) then the company has to tighten the grip on existing customers. Just like Obama.

Unfortunately, at some point people will realize that hacked versions are an increasingly good value for the money. MS was even so kind to design the hack right into their products. As the industry rolls back from polished rows of cubicles and necktie-wearing engineers in white shirts to dirty warehouses and fly by night companies, businesses will see less value in compliance - especially if to stay legal you have to pay twice and thrice for the same product.

7 posted on 02/15/2013 6:38:19 PM PST by Greysard
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So Microsoft is conceding defeats to Google Docs?


10 posted on 02/15/2013 6:48:22 PM PST by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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I’ve replaced Microsoft Word with Kingsoft Writer. Faster and does all that I need with a better interface, IMHO.


11 posted on 02/15/2013 6:52:44 PM PST by Mr Rogers (America is becoming California, and California is becoming Detroit. Detroit is already hell.)
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Yet another dumb move by Microsoft


12 posted on 02/15/2013 6:57:10 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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I have found features missing in Open office that I need. In power point I can adjust character spacing by a 1/10 of a point. I haven’t found this in Open Office.
I wonder if you could install it on a virtual machine and them move the virtual machine to a new location?


14 posted on 02/15/2013 7:09:01 PM PST by ThomasThomas (Normal isn't normal anymore.)
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Pretty soon a copy of MS Office 97 will cost more than the latest release from Microsoft. I have a couple of them, and they do everything I need to do. This is important, because Open Office spreadsheet graphing is useless.


15 posted on 02/15/2013 7:09:01 PM PST by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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I still love Win98, and use it in arcade machines. It gets the job done for the simple things I have to do on trailing edge equipment, which I have BOXES of. I am Mad Max of the info superhighway. Suck it, Bill Gates!


16 posted on 02/15/2013 7:15:07 PM PST by 50sDad (A Liberal prevents me from telling you anything here.)
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Office 2000 still works on my Windows 7/64bit/8gb ram machine for my limited purposes -— Word and Front Page.


17 posted on 02/15/2013 7:19:14 PM PST by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing --- Joe Pine)
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I’d much rather stick with WordPerfect.


18 posted on 02/15/2013 7:30:39 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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Yet another reason why I will never buy another MS product as long as I can help it. Win 2k and XP were the last since I had no choice -they came with the system(s), but everything else possible is all Linux all the time.

To this day, people are still surprised at what they can do on a Linux system -FREE! Twenty dollars for an old used computer if you don't already have one and a free download onto CD for the install and she's right, mate!

19 posted on 02/15/2013 7:34:13 PM PST by Utilizer (What does not kill you... -can sometimes damage you QUITE severely.)
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apparently their strategy is to reduce the number of people buying ms-office.


20 posted on 02/15/2013 7:37:14 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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Even for MS, that’s pretty crappy.

I’d almost call it mean-spirited.


25 posted on 02/15/2013 8:26:49 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Thought Puzzle: Describe Islam without using the phrase "mental disorder" more than four times.)
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I expect the corporate blowback will be substantial. Or they will just stay with a version other than 2013.

I’m still using Office 2000 and it does substantially more than I need.

Those of you who dislike the “ribbon,” take a look at:
http://navigatorutilities.com/


27 posted on 02/15/2013 9:07:30 PM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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I expect the corporate blowback will be substantial. Or they will just stay with a version other than 2013.

I’m still using Office 2000 and it does substantially more than I need.

Those of you who dislike the “ribbon,” take a look at:
http://navigatorutilities.com/


28 posted on 02/15/2013 9:09:52 PM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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This is not such a bad deal for me. You get full install for 5 computers, MAC or PC, which should be plenty for me, and includes Word, Powerpoint, Access, Excel, Outlook,, and Publisher for $99 for one year. Cloud is optional, but I have a feeling that it may become mandantory at some stage. I’ll start whiing then. The only thing I see “bad” is the dropping of the Picture Manager, which had some good editing tools. Of course Picture Manager itself was a poor replacement for he once legendary Photo Editor.


29 posted on 02/15/2013 9:26:52 PM PST by BRK
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That’s it. Next computer I get will be getting Open Office.

Hate the new interface and menus on Microsuck Officious anyway


30 posted on 02/15/2013 9:34:00 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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I work for DOD and get the HUP rate - I got the new Office for $9.95 and got the Backup CD for under $14 for a total of under $25. It's the only way i would buy Office and it looks like I won't be upgrading to 13 from 10 any time soon because I'll likely need a new computer before 10 is "outdated".

One of these days I need to start studying up on LINUX to free myself fro Microsoft permanently.

34 posted on 02/16/2013 5:33:07 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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