MS Office

Discussion in 'Gaming and Software' started by Sparky71, Apr 26, 2010.

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  1. Chaps, chappesses and geeks,

    Does anyone know if you can buy MS Office anywhere with an MoD discount?

    Microsoft themselves want £99 for Office 2007 Home & Student, with a free upgrade to Office 2010 when released later this year.

    PC World (shudder...) are doing it as a 'web special' for £70.

    The PC World price looks pretty good to my untrained eye, does anyone know of any other bargains to be had?

    Cheers,

    Sparky
     
  2. Downloading it via a torrent?
     
  3. Is that not a bit naughty?
     
  4. It is, but it's probably the cheapest option :)

    Or download the trial version & apply one of the activation hacks - in fact, it might even be as simple as just entering a serial number (it worked like that for some of the older versions) which would be easy to obtain using google.
     
  5. Try downloading Open Office for free.

    Will save files in word format amongst others.

    Layout, menus etc all very similar
     
  6. msr

    msr LE

    From DII: https://sabs.r.mil.uk costs about £18 for Office 2007 Enterprise (RRP about £500).

    Personally, I would sit tight until Office 2010 is available.

    msr
     
  7. Christ I'm getting old, just getting used to 2007 :(

    MS2007 about 45 quid on ebay, if you want to take a stab.
     
  8. msr

    msr LE

    2010 is very similar ;)
     
  9. Does "University of Life" count as an academic institution....?
     
  10. Give OpenOffice a whirl, like the other poster said, if my missis can use it and not even realise its not microsoft then you should be ok :)
     
  11. The site asks you to self certify the details of your Academic Institution. I cannot see how they can confirm the details you input.

    Shiny.
     
  12. You can always get it for near nothing with Demonoid.
     
  13. You could try getting the Beta/Release Candidates of Office 2010. Our kid's using it, says it's pretty sweet.

    Oh, and it's free until the full commercial release.