Office 2003

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Teddy, Sep 20, 2003.

  1. Teddy

    Teddy Boogie Nights...!

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    Anyone BETA testing this..or whatever!? What your thoughts, impressions on it? Anyone got the final version (dont know if it is available anywhere yet tho)?


    From what i've seen it seems like it's gonna be one mean bit of software!

    See : http://www.microsoft.com/office/preview/default.asp
     
  2. funky dredd

    funky dredd Moderator

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    Been testing it for a while now. Love it!
     
  3. coathanger007

    coathanger007 Tomorrow Tweaking Today

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    Bulkware is what I think - and annoying activation. Honestly, Office 97 sufficed the average home/office user. Freeware forever - SotOffice (Open Office)
     
  4. cpugeniusmv

    cpugeniusmv Computer Genius

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    but the new junk mail filters in outlook are absolutely amazing!
     
  5. coathanger007

    coathanger007 Tomorrow Tweaking Today

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    Better than those in freeware Firebird or k9 or mailwasher etc?
     
  6. cpugeniusmv

    cpugeniusmv Computer Genius

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    i tried the thunderbird client, but it was buggy when i tried it. i may give it another go.

    as for the others, i haven't tried them.
     
  7. coathanger007

    coathanger007 Tomorrow Tweaking Today

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    Very much doubt Outlook does the very useful bouncy thing which Mailwasher does.
     
  8. cpugeniusmv

    cpugeniusmv Computer Genius

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    i may give that a try.
     
  9. macromp

    macromp the retarded one

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    i like it, it's pretty
     
  10. gmagnuson

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    I love it, very nice. Not long now before it comes out!! :)
     
  11. coathanger007

    coathanger007 Tomorrow Tweaking Today

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    Question is whether you'd be prepared to pay for it !
     
  12. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Both Thunderbird and Outlook 2003 use the Bayesian filtering system to sort out junk mail. So in theory, both of them should be equally effective. I've tried both, and they do a great job :)

    However, I prefer OpenOffice.org as my office suite and Thunderbird as my mail client...simply because they're open-source and free, and do the job equally well (and better in some areas) in most cases.
     
  13. napalmnthemorning

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    I also enjoy it. Sleek appearance and runs smooth and clean.
     
  14. I like how Microsoft develops their Office suites. They' are good and creates very good professional files. I do have the beta 2 package installed into Windows XP Pro partition. Very good. Have not found any bugs yet to date. I am considering purchasing the upgrade version of the Office 2003 Pro as I needed Access as well.
     
  15. coathanger007

    coathanger007 Tomorrow Tweaking Today

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    OK, so the advantage is that it's pretty. Anyone have screenshots to show off this beauty contestant? I'm having second thoughts about downloading the massive leaked 600MB beta iso on my dialup. What's the time limit?
     
  16. Teddy

    Teddy Boogie Nights...!

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    coathanger007 Tomorrow Tweaking Today

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    Nothing that great - just a new skin to add a little colour. Quite superficial. Doesn't look like much has changed at all. Doesn't convince me to switch over.
     
  18. coathanger007

    coathanger007 Tomorrow Tweaking Today

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    I didn't quite get the meaning. Did you mean intention instead of intenet? If so, I don't intend to download or use it unless someone comes up with a really convincing argument. Big Bill may be concerned if my views are the same as the multitudes who are still satisfied with Office 97 or Opensource.
     
  19. coathanger007

    coathanger007 Tomorrow Tweaking Today

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    I'd be interested to know the stats. I have a hunch that many businesses may still be using Office 97 or 2000 but I'd be interested if anyone can give solid statistical evidence to back this up or prove the contrary.
     
  20. coathanger007

    coathanger007 Tomorrow Tweaking Today

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    Heh Heh. Sorry, I thought I might have pushed things a little too far. I'll leave you guys to your discussions then...cya