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TechNews - Buy Office 365, Not Office 2013? [34625]

 
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:08 pm    Post subject: TechNews - Buy Office 365, Not Office 2013? [34625] Reply with quote

What is pretty clear is that Microsoft is trying hard to get people
on subscriptions. For example, the Office Professional subscription
allows installation on up to 5 devices per user (like Office 365 Home
Premium), where as the standalone version no longer allows installation
on a second device such as a laptop.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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What is pretty clear is that Microsoft is trying hard to get people on subscriptions.

That is the going to be the end of MS Office.

BTW, there's a new set of drivers that came out just now:
http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/314.07/314.07-win8-win7-winvista-desktop-release-notes.pdf
http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/314.07/314.07-desktop-win8-win7-winvista-32bit-english-whql.exe
http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/314.07/314.07-desktop-win8-win7-winvista-64bit-english-whql.exe

http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/314.07/314.07-winxp-desktop-release-notes.pdf
http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/314.07/314.07-desktop-winxp-32bit-english-whql.exe
http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/314.07/314.07-desktop-winxp-64bit-english-whql.exe
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Iceland Wants to Ban Internet Porn

Woah, great! Now icelanders will get even higher percentage of psychopaths,
They live in dark for like half a year, dont get quality vitamins. Alcohol is expensive and hard to find. They are so depressed and bored there and now when there is no Porn anymore, i predict a lot of rage in Iceland Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, ~350k less porn consumers - that is, if everyone consumed porn in Iceland. Great.
How much does it cost to make it happen and keep it happening?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Csimbi wrote:
So, ~350k less porn consumers - that is, if everyone consumed porn in Iceland. Great.
How much does it cost to make it happen and keep it happening?


one or more willing local girls and Iceland is in business Razz
besides, will they ban access to proxy providers? Wink

PS. Bigger issue is at stake here. The are stomping on freedom of choice.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey chief, you forgot to link this: "Microsoft: The 90s - Here is a commercial to remind me how old I am. Unfortunately, Internet Explorer sucks"
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gx-x wrote:
hey chief, you forgot to link this: "Microsoft: The 90s - Here is a commercial to remind me how old I am. Unfortunately, Internet Explorer sucks"


Fixed Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unfortunately in an office environment there are many reasons to stay locked in to Office.

Mail and calendar/resource sharing via Outlook and Exchange... Excel is far more feature-ful than LibreOffice... compatibility with Office formats in other places... etc.

LibreOffice is getting better but it still has ways to go.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lorcro2000 wrote:
Unfortunately in an office environment there are many reasons to stay locked in to Office.

Mail and calendar/resource sharing via Outlook and Exchange... Excel is far more feature-ful than LibreOffice... compatibility with Office formats in other places... etc.

LibreOffice is getting better but it still has ways to go.


people just need to take one small step...like the moon thing! Get it?! Very Happy
Let me tell you a story:
i happen to know at least 3 persons that use photoshop every day. They crop their photos and save them for web. I suggested t o them to use "paint" for that purpose. They replied: "paint doesn't have near enough effects and things like photoshop does".
They still just crop pictures.
Get my point?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Replacing an entire mail system is not a small step. :/ Exchange + Outlook works great when you get it up and running, and you can use it to share calendars and book resources (rooms, shared hardware...)

And people who use some heavy duty Excel stuff that pushes the software to the limits can't easily move that to LibreOffice, because the calc function there is inferior and can't handle the really complex stuff that some places use.

Then there's retraining every worker as well...

So yeah, it's one small step the way going to the moon was one small step, I agree. Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lorcro2000 wrote:
Replacing an entire mail system is not a small step. :/ Exchange + Outlook works great when you get it up and running, and you can use it to share calendars and book resources (rooms, shared hardware...)

And people who use some heavy duty Excel stuff that pushes the software to the limits can't easily move that to LibreOffice, because the calc function there is inferior and can't handle the really complex stuff that some places use.

Then there's retraining every worker as well...

So yeah, it's one small step the way going to the moon was one small step, I agree. Wink


well, there is more than one exchange server service. Besides, how many office users are "hardcore excel" practitioners?

"calc function there is inferior and can't handle the really complex stuff that some places use."

If those places rely on Microsoft software then they are in trouble. Such places should have their own software developed for their specific needs, running on *nix system or at least linux.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lorcro2000 wrote:
Replacing an entire mail system is not a small step. :/ Exchange + Outlook works great when you get it up and running, and you can use it to share calendars and book resources (rooms, shared hardware...)

And people who use some heavy duty Excel stuff that pushes the software to the limits can't easily move that to LibreOffice, because the calc function there is inferior and can't handle the really complex stuff that some places use.

Then there's retraining every worker as well...

So yeah, it's one small step the way going to the moon was one small step, I agree. Wink


I agree with you about libre office. I use it at home and recently deployed it at a small business where my wife works as a favor. It takes some getting used to and isn't as heavy as excel but it's more than enough for most businesses and home users. Part of the problem is leaving that comfort zone you have with a certain app where you know where everything is imo.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Personally, since I am designer, I do my office work in in-design or photoshop lol sometimes even illustrator xD
excell? da fak do you need that for, google docs does that shit xD
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gx-x wrote:
Personally, since I am designer, I do my office work in in-design or photoshop lol sometimes even illustrator xD
excell? da fak do you need that for, google docs does that shit xD


Google Docs is another decent alternative. Graphics wise I end up using Adobe products mostly due to the fact most of what I find relevant is in Fireworks/Photoshop formats with the associated filters addons etc.
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