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    Microsoft finally ditches Works software

    Microsoft finally ditches Works software - Yahoo! News UK

    Thank god for that WPS format will be a think of the past in a few years.

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    And we have Office Starter 2010 for its replacement! I think it's all going to be online and free!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    And we have Office Starter 2010 for its replacement! I think it's all going to be online and free!
    Definately a step in the right direction, although reading the article I wouldn't assume it's cloud based - it says it would be easy to upgrade to the full version which makes me think it might be software based but run adds like the ones displayed on Live Messenger?

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    mb2k01 is correct, this is not a cloud version of Office but a local ad-supported version. Here's some more detailed information direct from Microsoft, which is what the above article was cribbing from: New Ways to Try and Buy Microsoft Office 2010

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    And we have Office Starter 2010 for its replacement! I think it's all going to be online and free!
    It's microsoft they don't copy anyone ( yeah right *laughs in the background* ).

    Google Docs -> http://docs.google.com

    Seem familiar ?

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    I certainly never said a free online word processor was something new, but it is thanks to Google and others which force Microsoft to make these decisions Open Office is a very good offline alternative.

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    about time too, I guess its similar to the way they moved away from having two seperate OS code bases splitting home users from business users.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post

    Thank god for that WPS format will be a think of the past in a few years.
    yay, I feel like we should have a party to celebrate the demise of that horrible poor excuse for a format that was WPS!

    Good riddance!

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    Yes, good riddance, but I'll miss having to explain in a bored, monotonous voice over the phone the difference between Microsoft Word at work and Microsoft Works on your computer at home, and how to go into Works and save your lovely document in a format so that it can be read by Microsoft Word.....and, yes, I know the programs are produced by the same company, blah, blah, blah....all the time pulling faces and rolling my eyes up in to my head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    Yes, good riddance, but I'll miss having to explain in a bored, monotonous voice over the phone the difference between Microsoft Word at work and Microsoft Works on your computer at home, and how to go into Works and save your lovely document in a format so that it can be read by Microsoft Word.....and, yes, I know the programs are produced by the same company, blah, blah, blah....all the time pulling faces and rolling my eyes up in to my head.
    Had that exact same conversation yesterday

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