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justin1083 06-02-2005 03:51 AM

office full version?
 
wait, so you have to buy office just to be able to use word, etc? is there any way not to pay to use word processing...? thanks! :)

Cloudane 06-02-2005 07:52 AM

Well, yes, but we're not allowed to discuss it here :)

Try this:
http://www.openoffice.org/

iMe 06-02-2005 10:22 AM

Well that sucks...How are they selling ibooks, and powerbooks to students when it doesnt offer word, excel, etc. I thougt Apple had their own program built in.

ethea 06-02-2005 10:40 AM

Yeah office sucks if you have to buy it. But my iMac came with Keynote and Pages, which is the equivelant, no? Sorry I am 2 weeks into my new mac after a 8 year window where I was stuck on a PC...so still feelng my way around.

Also, what about Nimbus writer?

badmojo 06-02-2005 11:12 AM

You can do one of two things:
1) Download a copy of Open Office for Mac OSX here:
http://porting.openoffice.org/mac/oo...downloads.html
2) Use AppleWorks, included with most Mac purchases. I've used AppleWorks to translate Word files with perfect translation. It's a good program.

mynameis 06-02-2005 11:16 AM

If you are using it for non-commercial purposes you can buy the 'Student and Teacher Edition' of Office for $150, thats not so bad.

amendolair 06-02-2005 01:28 PM

I bought the student version of Office for Mac...$150. It comes with 3 serial #'s, so you can install it three times. So I sold 2 installs to other students with macs, and so office ended up costing me $50. Not bad in my opinion.

menace3054 06-02-2005 04:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by amendolair
I bought the student version of Office for Mac...$150. It comes with 3 serial #'s, so you can install it three times. So I sold 2 installs to other students with macs, and so office ended up costing me $50. Not bad in my opinion.


technically that would be illegal, i dont care i just suggest that you dont post that here, but anyways yes macs nowadays ship with appleworks or pages or something to that effect, which is a word processor. I love Office for mac, i use entourage for my email program and I love excel. The student and teacher edition is a bargain.

Cloudane 06-02-2005 05:01 PM

Quite an interesting one that... technically it's probably "more illegal" because rather than just downloading, you're distributing. OTOH, downloading they wouldn't get a penny but here at least they got something. Morally better and legally worse?

rman 06-02-2005 05:34 PM

Depending on the school you attend, you may get a better discount. In my case I was able to get a full M$ office license for $20. The license was only valid while I was in school.

claudius753 06-04-2005 07:57 PM

I use NeoOffice/J without any problems so far. You can get it from the openoffice.org website as it is based on OOo but uses carbon to be more "Mac-like". Both OOo and NeoOffice let you work on MS Office formats.

ciaran.mooney 06-05-2005 05:53 AM

How would distributing 3 licenses be illegal? You have paid for the extra license, or its included in the price. It becomes yours doesnt it? To do with what you wish.

You are not making a profit has you still $50 out of pocket. Its not like you sold the other two licenses for $100 and come out $50 up!

Cloudane 06-05-2005 07:29 AM

It doesn't become yours, they basically allow you to hire the software under their terms, which are set out in the EULA...

Quote:

1.1 Installation and use. You may install a copy of the Software on three personal computers or other devices in
your household for non-commercial use by people who reside in your household.
So technically, unless the other 2 Mac users were sharing a flat with you or something, it would actually be in voilation of the EULA (and therefore illegal)

IANAL and IA-not on a high horse (I've done far more dodgy things with software!) but if you want to know whether that's legal or not... answer is no :) Always read your EULA, they're usually very restrictive especially from Microsoft.

fco1922 06-24-2005 04:26 AM

Distributing licenses
 
It is illegal because the license you purchased was for our own use (you are given three licensses in case you should need to reload your software after a crash or should you somehow corrupt your operating system). You are in effect "reselling" software which is a major no-no under US federal law and EU law. My advice: do not post anything of this nature. It's like putting up a sign and saying "come get me"...

Quote:

Originally Posted by ciaran.mooney
How would distributing 3 licenses be illegal? You have paid for the extra license, or its included in the price. It becomes yours doesnt it? To do with what you wish.

You are not making a profit has you still $50 out of pocket. Its not like you sold the other two licenses for $100 and come out $50 up!


Cloudane 06-24-2005 08:49 PM

Even that's not correct. If you corrupt your OS, you're well within your right to reinstall the software as many times as you need to. That's been well established as "must" ever sinice Windows was invented :)

This is saying you can run it for your own use on 3 computers (let's say 1 at home, 1 at uni and 1 laptop). But they must be *your* computers.


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