Tuesday, January 3, 2012

2012 - Signs of the apocalypse

Last night I bought MS Office for the kid's new iMac. And found this review on Amazon:


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15 comments:

Michael said...

You should try Pages, Numbers and Keynote instead. You can still read and export MS Office formatted documents but you also get the better, cleaner Mac way of doing things. There's a slight learning curve, but in the long run I think you'd be happier.

Anonymous said...

How useful for those in doubt. Eyeroll commencing shortly.

murgatr

Dafeenah said...

Now that just pisses me off I had legit complaint against a seller and when I tried to "review" and posted the "good" as well as "the bad" amazon refused to accept my review. Great next time I'll just write in cave man speak maybe my post was too intelligent for the amazonians to comprehend.

Anonymous said...

I guess they forgot to load grammarcheck

vicki said...

when i went from a pc to mac ... i quit office and went to iworks and ipages is so much easier and better ... ditch the microsoft and stick with the mac products for mac you'll be happier in the long run

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Sure, NOW you tell me after I shelled our $100 for the download. Sheesh.

Officer Cynical said...

Fire bad.

Moose said...

Actually, I would recommend OpenOffice instead. It's completely free, it's supported by the people who write the code [instead of drones who may have never even run the stuff] and it is 100% compatible with Microsoft office products. And unless you're doing something super esoteric you will be able to do everything you can with Office, too.

Free & Open Source Software isn't just for the unwashed nerds anymore. There's a big movement afoot to create and support FOSS for the medical world, too! And you do not have to change your computer -- any computer, Macs & Windows machines, too, can run FOSS programs. [I run 90% FOSS on my Windows laptop.]

arzt4empfaenger said...

Gee, how useful!

Out of curiosity, does Amazon actually send you the download link and code by email or do they send you a paper booklet with the printed code and web link? I just bought our office for mac student edition from a third party website (here in Germany) and they directly displayed the link... I wasn't sure if Amazon did this, and didn't want to wait, so I didn't go with them this time.

Li'l Azathoth said...

Colorful spinning ball pretty!

Silliyak said...

Your kid can probably figure everything out, but we had to buy a 2" thick manual to figure out how to do things, and I STILL end up asking a friend/imac expert for help.

History Doc said...

Well, it does.

Miss Chevious said...

Now, now people. Nikonuser might not be a native English speaker.

Anonymous said...

If your kid is writing something more complicated, Scrivener ($45) is an excellent word processor/research organizer. It has a proprietary format, but will export to just about anything -- including a really nice HTML.

Anonymous said...

Office for Mac works good, all except for the grammar checker.

 
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