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Funny Newegg email ad (Main Board)

by Pepe the Programmer @, Süm Fäggöt and Disloyal Actual Retard, Saturday, August 01, 2020, 12:15 (13 days ago)

"Do It All: Experience Windows 10 Home for $99.99"

LOL. I can "experience" a Windows 10 PRO key for under $10 with instant delivery.

Ha ha, normies.

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So True - Windows Is The Best OS Of All Time - NOT

by Hillarys Colon, Saturday, August 01, 2020, 20:26 (13 days ago) @ Pepe the Programmer

99 vs 10 vs FREE (Linux). Such a touch choice.

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So True - Windows Is The Best OS Of All Time - NOT

by Pepe the Programmer @, Süm Fäggöt and Disloyal Actual Retard, Saturday, August 01, 2020, 20:41 (13 days ago) @ Hillarys Colon

The $10 key and Win 10 if you want to use Microsoft Office (still the gold standard) or a financial app like Quicken. Sometimes you can't get away from it (and stay in the modern tech/professional world.)

Last summer I purchased and installed a key for MS Office 2013 (I believe the last version before they started making the product a yearly fee situation.) The Ebay vendor had a Dropbox account with the ISO image of the product disk provided for download by the customer. The installation and activation went perfectly. $13.

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Office (ie. 365) Is Not What Its Used To Be

by Hillarys Colon, Sunday, August 02, 2020, 02:22 (13 days ago) @ Pepe the Programmer

I use it at work every day and can say for a fact that its very bloated and slow. Continual changes where they move things around for no reason just to annoy the living shit out of you.

The only reason this abomination is still in use is its deeply entrenched in companies. You cant not use it though I have noticed that companies are trying to get away from it. Some companies are trying to use the Google suite. Though I am not sure thats any better.

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Office (ie. 365) Is Not What Its Used To Be

by Pepe the Programmer @, Süm Fäggöt and Disloyal Actual Retard, Sunday, August 02, 2020, 02:53 (13 days ago) @ Hillarys Colon
edited by Pepe the Programmer, Sunday, August 02, 2020, 03:09

Office 2013 on a virtual machine version of Windows 7 (the way I use it) is fine. Not super fast but completely acceptable. The fact that Linux and Virtualbox are running from an NVMe SSD doesn't hurt a bit. I wouldn't bother with higher versions of Office unless I could do a cheap key deal.

A few features of MS Office are must-haves. The ability of Powerpoint to generate a video directly from a slide show plus accompanying soundtrack is extremely convenient. Microsoft *has* put literally centuries of programmer coding time into Office over the decades and some features are not available elsewhere.

I use Libre Writer and Libre Calc in Linux for 99% of my day to day paperwork. They're excellent. A very straightforward, retro feel without the overly graphical bullshit of MS Office (the ribbon bar, etc).

Libre Office has some quirks. Its desktop DTP equivalent of Powerpoint doesn't render many PPT slide decks from Powerpoint correctly.

It's a big world out there. Lots of choices.

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Depends On Your Needs

by Hillarys Colon, Sunday, August 02, 2020, 10:09 (12 days ago) @ Pepe the Programmer

I dont do much Office stuff at home with the end result is MS Office lives in my Windows partiton on my Linux boxes. I have MS Office for Mac on my Mac and I never use it. There are lots of choices and for the limited things I do in terms off Office tasks I can use tons of things.

90% of private people probably dont need 80-90% of what Office does. They use basic functionality and could probably use anything. Even in big companies I rarely see anyone use it to its full potential.

As an example at home when I need a spreadsheet (which is rare) I either open the Google spreadsheet or Apple's equivalent. And its free.

I know people that use Quicken for their house, whatever floats their boat.

Depends On Your Needs

by JoFrance, Sunday, August 02, 2020, 17:26 (12 days ago) @ Hillarys Colon

I have no need for Office anymore. I can get by with Wordpad. If I ever did need something more I'd use Open Office or Libre Office.

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