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    Hi guys,

    New hard drive turned up today. I'm trying to decide whether I install Microsoft programs (Outlook, Word etc) or open source programs?

    What do you think?

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    No one?

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    Default Re: Microsoft or open source applications?

    id go with the MS stuff - it is more than just apps now, its about how they all integrate

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    Microsoft is better IMO.


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    There are some good alternatives out there such as StarOffice but they are not 100% compatible and I've had problems in the past opening documents and spreadsheets that people have sent me. If you can get them, go with MS for your office suite. It's definitely the most comprehensive and well supported.
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    Thanks guys. Which version should I go with?


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    2013

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    Ok thanks
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    Or if you want to be legal go for Office 365 Personal its only about £6 per month
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hangman View Post
    Or if you want to be legal go for Office 365 Personal its only about £6 per month
    Why cant he be legal with 2013 - I believe Hilljd is studying so should be able to get a copy for £9.95.

    My work offers me it for £9.95 also ;-)

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    yep if you know anyone who is studying at uni then you should be able to get Windows 8, Office etc. for a tenner - i know i did
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    Quote Originally Posted by akimba View Post
    Why cant he be legal with 2013 - I believe Hilljd is studying so should be able to get a copy for £9.95.

    My work offers me it for £9.95 also ;-)
    The Office for £9.95 through work is called the Microsoft Home User Program (Price is £8.95 currently) which is available to all employees of companies that have office with software assurance.

    For anyone at University you can also apply for the Office University scheme where you can get an O365 subscription for just £59.99 for 4 years.
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    I'm a student but can't find it that cheap.

    Does 365 work offline? Cheapest I can find it is £51.59. Which works out to £0.03... a day over four years
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    Quote Originally Posted by hilljd00 View Post
    I'm a student but can't find it that cheap.

    Does 365 work offline? Cheapest I can find it is £51.59. Which works out to £0.03... a day over four years
    have you spoken to the IT guys? im sure its a site you go on but cant remember what it is
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    Found it for free within the uni blackhole but no idea if its a complete version as it just says sign in assistant. I guess not
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    How much of a user of office are you? Just install office 2010 with one of the vlk codes floating round the net...


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    Heavy due to uni and the main bonus is it all syncs, can/should I really argue over £0.03 a day?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hangman View Post
    The Office for £9.95 through work is called the Microsoft Home User Program (Price is £8.95 currently) which is available to all employees of companies that have office with software assurance.
    Yeah your right its £8.95 for Office 2013 Pro Plus edition ;-)

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    And I am pretty sure most universities have software assurance so you just need to try your ac.uk email address ;-)

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    The HUP is only available to employees not to students.

    If the school or university subscribes to O365 then MS will provide the student with a free subscription.
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