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Office 2013 to be the last non subscription version

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    Question? If I subscribe to Office 365 can I use it on any computer?
    Meaning only one subscription...

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  2. #12


    Quote Originally Posted by Tarka Dal View Post
    Question? If I subscribe to Office 365 can I use it on any computer?
    Meaning only one subscription...
    Only if it is running Windows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Tarka Dal View Post
    Question? If I subscribe to Office 365 can I use it on any computer?
    Meaning only one subscription...
    Only if it is running Windows.
    That's cool so 8/month instead of for 5 computers. I'll save loads!
    Last edited by Tarka Dal; 17 Feb 2013 at 14:41.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarka Dal View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Tarka Dal View Post
    Question? If I subscribe to Office 365 can I use it on any computer?
    Meaning only one subscription...
    Only if it is running Windows.
    That's cool so 8/month instead of for 5 computers. I'll save loads!
    Careful, you're not allowed to feel happy or sound positive on any new Microsoft products since XP.

    Or it could even be after the Civil War.

    Or since they started distilling Whiskey.
    Last edited by BillWindows; 17 Feb 2013 at 18:32.
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    I think office 365 is a good idea and a reasonable price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    I think office 365 is a good idea and a reasonable price.
    I do too and I subscribed to it a few days ago, even though I don't need all it's features, it's cheap enough to make it worthwhile. I also like the clean modern minimalistic look.
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    I have to carry my work laptop everyday and we have office 2010 at work. I don't have a need for Office on home computers.
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    It sounds like 2013 may have a perpetual license but it is by no means the type of 'ownership' most people think of when they buy software. 2013's single PC license is nothing more than a carrot to lead you to the more friendly subscription model. In the end it doesn't sounds like either version of Office is going to garner much love outside of the corporate stratosphere. There are just too many other options more tailored for consumer needs than Office. Personally, I use 2010 on my work laptop and outside of work I don't. If I need something in a pinch I'll use free Office online.


    It is funny because we never used to be an "Office" shop back in the day. We used Word Perfect but so many others companies we dealt with used Office that we eventually switched just to be more compatible. It seems as if MS is pushing the pendulum in the other direction now. Driving home and business users to seek out a more economical solution. Inevitably more and more people will move away from the .doc format and in turn that will drive an even greater exodus.
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    I will say this again. If you deal with people regularly that have MS Office, the free alternatives, OpenOffice and LibreOffice
    WILL corrupt files when edited and transferred back and forth.
    It is not a matter of does it happen, but when, cause it does happen extremely often.

    So, no, they are not good alternatives in every respect. They just aren't. It can be proven every time you try.

    With that said, if you are never going to send them off to an MS Office user to manipulate or edit, your fine, otherwise, get MS Office also.

    Now, to add to that, the Office Subscription is actually not a bad deal. but if they do this with Windows, forget it, I will be moving to Linux.
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    Think again on corporate. Most companies kept Windows XP until Windows 7. Heck, we are just now going to Windows 7. Companies were on Office 2003 for years and we just now upgraded to Office 2010. Companies use enterprise licenses, so if those went away companies would stick with the old. At least mine would.
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