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Hi all, I am looking to buy Microsoft Office and need to know if it is a good time to buy it? Is it due a refresh/new version anytime soon? Thanks.

asked Sep 04 '11 at 09:49

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Sure, Office 2010 is pretty solid, seeing how they have .docx i dont think they will make too many more extensions.

answered Sep 04 '11 at 09:58

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I like Office 2010. I think we will have at least a year before we see a new version, probably even longer than that. However, I don't know a new one could come out next week, I don't know. However, I can say the Office 2010 is a great product and that you most likely wont regret buying it.

answered Sep 04 '11 at 11:08

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You can use Word, Excel, and a couple other programs by signing in with you Windows Live ID.

answered Sep 04 '11 at 12:56

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No, there are many other free open-source solutions such as LibreOffice, or Google Docs. That can do all of the same tings as Office 2010 can do, and it can even opne and save files as the formats that office uses. Finally, it's free!

answered Sep 05 '11 at 16:28

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Maybe if Office 2010 came with Windows 7 and we weren't ripped off, this might not happen.

I guess buying it is the only solution really.

answered Sep 04 '11 at 12:07

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For most users, Wordpad (Which is built in) works very well for basic word processing.

(Sep 04 '11 at 12:55) Josh_M Josh_M's gravatar image

Why would they put Office with the OS?

(Sep 05 '11 at 16:02) Enrico Enrico's gravatar image

They do put Office in the OS, just a basic version of it with Word and Powerpoint I think.

(Sep 05 '11 at 16:30) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

Think about a tech net subscription. $200 for everything Microsoft makes for the next year, including Office 2012(?). You can install on all your computers as long as it is your personal computer. Macs too.

answered Sep 04 '11 at 12:24

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A TechNet Subscription is for testing purposes only not for a production environment.

(Sep 04 '11 at 12:47) TheTechDude TheTechDude's gravatar image

Office 2010 is a pretty solid product. It's a bit of an invesntment so if you are not ready to buy just get a free 60 day trail version at http://buyoffice.microsoft.com/usa and see for youurself whether it meets your needs.

answered Nov 03 '11 at 13:12

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Last year, I was fortunate to have been gifted Microsoft Office 2010 Professional directly from Microsoft =0p...

I you know someone at Boeing, they can obtain Microsoft Office for around $10. If not, ask your school about student edition &/or discounts.

And as other have mentioned, there are many alternatives FREE & Commercial. * http://docs.com * http://docs.google.com * http://openoffice.org

and others

answered Nov 03 '11 at 16:08

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