Microsoft: Buy Office 365, Not Office 2013. Or You'll Be Sorry

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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  2. Mufflore

    Mufflore Ancient Guru

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    lol, even better, dont get either.
    Why waste money in a recession.
     
  3. thatguy91

    thatguy91 Ancient Guru

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    Office 2013 is just too bland and white, it's actually unpleasant to use over a whole work day (eye strain). The other Office applications are the same. Office 2007 was much better with it's blue's etc. Yes it is similar to Office 2010, but at least that had some colour to it (title bar etc).

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    Word 2013: (don't fall to sleep on us, please!)

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  4. wubbles

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    I think Microsoft set out to create the fugliest Office ever... and they succeeded!

    Maybe they're trying to get back to their roots (Windows Word that is)
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    I would prefer an inverted option, black background white letters. Can you do that now?
     
  7. rl66

    rl66 Maha Guru

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    Don't forget the "free" solution too...

    In here since few year the governement left M$ for Open Office then Libre Office.

    99% of what M$ Office can do, is done (better) by Libre Office.
     
  8. Speed Weed

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    Still using Office 2003, and it works fine! ;)
     
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    roflmao
     
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    nick0323 Master Guru

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    Office 2013 is £8.95 through my work scheme. Worth it considering I will only use £8.95 worth of Office 2013 (Word).
     

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    Will you really be getting your money's worth? I think it would actually reduce productivity in workplaces, since the design increases mental fatigue.

    I'm not trying to be (insert appropriate terminology here), I'm quite serious about the potential for reduced productivity, eye strain, and mental fatigue. I highly recommend trying it out for extended periods before purchasing it.
     
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    I am a huge supporter of open source software, I hate MS, and think libreoffice is great but, it is a far cry from being better than MS Office. While MS Office is bloated, expensive, and includes many unnecessary features, it does everything you need and it does those things very well. At first I hated the ribbon bar and while I still think its a bit slower to navigate, it is more useful in the long run.
     
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  14. Phragmeister

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    I like what Adobe did with Photoshop, much easier on the eyes.

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  15. ground_zero298

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    MS is following in the foot steps of adobe. Paid subscription cuts down on the pirated software and increases revenue. Plus no key sharing. Usually if you upgraded a adobe suite it would cost around $500 and was good for a couple years. Now the creative cloud (master suite) cost $50 a month and totals $600 a year to use, $240 for students. It does come with online storage, instant updates, and exclusive PS features for cloud members. I don't see cs7 being offered on disk upon release.

    I see this as blow back from unlicensed software usage.
     

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    I fail to see why I should get Office 2013 over 2010, I don't see much has changed... Plus, I do most of my work on Google Docs and LibreOffice these days anyways. I only use Office 2010 to format my research papers to make them look professional lol.

    Other than that Microsoft Office is not really used for me.

    deltatux
     
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    2013 is a literal headache for me to look at it past 3 seconds. My eyes are somewhat more sensitive than average, but I can't help but think that it would be very unpopular in most office settings.

    I still use 2007 and probably will for many more years to come.
     
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    I dont know if you guys read on it but apperantly Microsoft is doing on purpose a ONE Time only install for the Standalone version (not yearly subscription) and if by any chance your Windows fails or becomes unusable you have to buy a new version for the full price. So they are doing the Yearly subscription on purpose like they are with Xbox.
    Personally im still on 2007 and i wont be upgrading at all.
     
  19. Mufflore

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    Still on Office 2003 here.
    Am using Word, Outlook, Excel and Access regularly, they have all the features needed.

    I realise that they made such a good product that I dont need to upgrade, but its often nice to have the latest kit.
    But I hate Microsofts way of trying to force themselves a market - with many products, so much so that it made me not upgrade to Windows 8, despite being a PC enthusiast.
    Am rapidly going off them, its about time they started taking notice of what the customer wants again instead of excluding it to push their own agenda.
    Try more innovation/products, not wrecking what we want to upgrade to.

    Theres nothing wrong with doing your own thing, but at least let us have want we want as well.

    If Linux gaming takes off such that they also get most major releases (After Steams new availability), I'll be looking for the greener grass.
    And with that, my recommendations will change as my support capabilities change.
    They will have earned this.

    /end rant
    grrr cos I want to like MS, yet they are making it impossible!
     
  20. Neo Cyrus

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    I'm not bothering to "upgrade" to Office 2013. My university uses 2010 anyway, so if there are any more subtle changes to decrease productivity (as is the pattern with MS, especially with their Win 8 series of trash) it would really throw me off since we're taught Excel 2010 specifically. Yes they teach Excel as part of university course, lololol.
     

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