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View doi209's Profile doi209 Flag Fighting for the weak and innocent... 22 Jan 19 8.46am Send a Private Message to doi209 Add doi209 as a friend

Anybody have any experience with the cheap MS Office availalble on eBay ?

My ex-corporate version is up for renewal and I don't really want to pay official prices from MS.
There are many free alternative versions, but I'd prefer MS as I have used it for years at work and now when retired.

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View Freddie Crocker's Profile Freddie Crocker Flag 22 Jan 19 9.08am Send a Private Message to Freddie Crocker Add Freddie Crocker as a friend

Much better to use Open Office, which is effectively the same thing, and is free.

 


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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 22 Jan 19 9.26am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by Freddie Crocker

Much better to use Open Office, which is effectively the same thing, and is free.

Agreed. I have used Open Office (I think they call it Apache now) for years. It's great for basic word processing and Excel. It has it's own formats but you can choose to save your stuff in the Microsoft formats as well.

I also use Thunderbird for my emails.

Windows has some anti piracy safeguards so you run the risk of it nor working.

Edited by Badger11 (22 Jan 2019 9.27am)

 


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View mr. apollo's Profile mr. apollo Flag Somewhere in Switzerland 22 Jan 19 11.38am Send a Private Message to mr. apollo Add mr. apollo as a friend

O365 is so cheap to rent it's a no brainer, keep your stuff in the cloud.

 


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View JohnB's Profile JohnB Flag 22 Jan 19 11.51am Send a Private Message to JohnB Add JohnB as a friend

If you have any friends or family that have 365 licence they are entitled to download a copy of office on 5 desktops, 5 phones and 5 tablets.

So even if they have a licence through work, if they go onto your machine, go into the microsoft 365 login portal they can download the office suite to your machine.

It will just mean if you wanted to save files you should do it locally rather than save it in their onedrive.

 

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View topcat's Profile topcat Flag Holmesdale / Surbiton 22 Jan 19 12.29pm Send a Private Message to topcat Add topcat as a friend

Originally posted by doi209

Anybody have any experience with the cheap MS Office availalble on eBay ?

My ex-corporate version is up for renewal and I don't really want to pay official prices from MS.
There are many free alternative versions, but I'd prefer MS as I have used it for years at work and now when retired.

Tx

Office on sale on Ebay isn't pirate just 2nd hand or unused. I have bought copies with no problems at all.

 


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View Holmesdave's Profile Holmesdave Flag Croydon 22 Jan 19 1.19pm Send a Private Message to Holmesdave Add Holmesdave as a friend

Open Office is good but "Libre Office" has effectively superceded it. Its free and multi platform. It can also read, edit and save any MS Word, Excel docs...

I ditched Microdosh OS and software years ago because of licensing and costs and use Ubuntu (Linux) instead which is also free and have never looked back.

 

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View doi209's Profile doi209 Flag Fighting for the weak and innocent... 22 Jan 19 10.05pm Send a Private Message to doi209 Add doi209 as a friend

Tx everybody.
I am going to try Libre with eM Client for mail.

 

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