Microsoft OFFICE 2003 or XP [ ? ]


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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

Mr. K

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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.


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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
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!!
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


OSNN Veteran Addict
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.

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


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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


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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? ..

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