Microsoft OFFICE 2003 or XP [ ? ]

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Cosmin, Dec 17, 2003.

  1. Cosmin

    Cosmin Graphic Designer

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    Yes , time for poll .. select the one you're using or will .
    If my brother wouldn't buy 2003 edition for office I wouldn't have been able to try it .. So 2003 here . You ? :eek:


    Sustain with arguments .. would be more human
     
  2. Mr. K

    Mr. K OSNN Occasional

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    For my needs, there is no justification for me to upgrade from XP. I tried the 2003 beta, and while it had a few new features I liked (Word's reading view, Outlook's new layout), they aren't enough to justify the expense.
     
  3. funky dredd

    funky dredd Moderator

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    Using 2003 here.
     
  4. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Microsoft Office X :D
     
  5. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    Office 2003
     
  6. ste_w

    ste_w Moderator

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    Office 2003 is Great, some kool new features, but if u alrdy have office xp it aint worth the upgrade but if u dont def get 2003
     
  7. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Don't have much need to spend hundreds of bucks when for my needs I get it for free.

    Easy Office & Open Office for me. :)
     
  8. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    I havent gotten to try both of them, is there any real difference?
     
  9. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    I'm using 2k3, and that's a really drawn out, slashed-up poll question there. :confused:
     
  10. gothic

    gothic LinuXPert

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    I beta tested 2003 and as a company decided to buy it as I was rather impressed with it. BUT, on my home machine (Win XP) I use Appleworks which I find supremely easier to use and because it was written in assembler is infinitely smaller and runs faster!!
     
  11. gwsmith

    gwsmith OSNN One Post Wonder

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    We have Office 2000 on the machines at work while I use Office XP at home. Got Office XP as an OEM version on my home machine and laptop. I really didn't see much improvement between 2K and XP.

    I probably won't upgrade my personal systems to Office 2003 until a service pack is released or if I get a new home PC.

    We may considering upgrading the Win @k and XP clients to Office 2003 sometime next year. We have 2 PCs at work still runing Windows 98, but I understand you need either Win 2K or XP for office 2003. So when we replace those PCa, we'll get Office 2003 on the replacement ones
     
  12. Cosmin

    Cosmin Graphic Designer

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    What I can say .. there is an impact .. visual ( attached a pic with Outlook ) .. :eek:
     
  13. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

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    Using Office 2000 at home - is great man!
    Using Office XP at work - sucks donkey appendage
    Just ordered 2003 for home through a company buy deal - should be better.

    I tried XP at home for a couple days and removed it. Stability problems, intrusive features, etc. Hated it! It's a pain at work too.

    COSMIN
    Please tell me I can turn off that ugly look and feel on 2003? I'd hate to feel I just wasted $20.
     
  14. Alex_is_Axel

    Alex_is_Axel .:: FTPAlex ::.

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    I use Office 2003 and i think it is alot better then Office XP. The layout of Outlook is unbelievably better which is why i use it all the time now :D.. ill be looking forward to see the sneak release images of the next Office when it comes nearer to the time.. i wonder if it can actually get any better when it comes to layout than Office 2003

    All in All, im very happy with Office 2003, i found its alot more reliable to use and it is slightly quicker to load than Office XP

    Alex :cool:
     
  15. ste_w

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    im usin it to (2003), its good but if u alrdy have Office Xp then i wudnt really say theres a huge bundle of new features 4 the cost
     
  16. Cosmin

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    Please tell me I can turn off that ugly look and feel on 2003? I'd hate to feel I just wasted $20

    I don't think so .. , maybe in the nearest future will exist some themes for Office suite ..:rolleyes: .. it would be a reason for turning off? ..
     
  17. rushm001

    rushm001 In the beginning...... Political User

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    I am using XP. Not worth the extra cash to upgrade to 2003 for new features that I probably won't use!