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    Office:mac 2004, a fine Product Of Software
    Office:mac 2004 is a fine Product of Software, herein called POS. I ordered a copy of it through my company's home use program with Microsoft. I ordered it on January 25, 2007 and it arrived today, March 1, 2007. It came from Ohio, and according to Google Maps it was 427 miles. That's about 12.2 miles per day. Long walk. (The metered postage stamp says this is "SmartMail" and is marked Time Sensitive Material. Humor. I love it!)

    (For anyone outside of the US, first class mail can easily go from here to LA and back within the week. That's about 2,600 miles each way.)

    Okay, so that's fine. I installed the entire package. I'm doing this so that I can convince my wife to move to Apple machines. She's rather addicted to Windows, but she could be convinced. Sully my little MacBook I did in the name of banishing Windows from our home.

    The thing installed fine and I updated the package online. Everything went fine.

    So I have this Excel spreadsheet that uses Visual Basic. That spreadsheet is then used to import other data. I kinda knew it wouldn't work. It actually works fine in Office 2003 for Windows, for what it's worth, but I didn't figure it could work in Office:mac. It showed it is a fine POS (again, Product Of Software). While it opened the spreadsheet, it crashed and burned on loading the data. Data. I tried it again, knowing what would happen. This POS (yes, Product Of Software) was as reliable the second time as the first by crashing and burning.

    Impressive.

    Microsoft will make billion$ on Vista and Office 2007. Count on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mathogre View Post
    Office:mac 2004 is a fine Product of Software, herein called POS. I ordered a copy of it through my company's home use program with Microsoft. I ordered it on January 25, 2007 and it arrived today, March 1, 2007. It came from Ohio, and according to Google Maps it was 427 miles. That's about 12.2 miles per day. Long walk. (The metered postage stamp says this is "SmartMail" and is marked Time Sensitive Material. Humor. I love it!)

    (For anyone outside of the US, first class mail can easily go from here to LA and back within the week. That's about 2,600 miles.)

    Okay, so that's fine. I installed the entire package. I'm doing this so that I can convince my wife to move to Apple machines. She's rather addicted to Windows, but she could be convinced. Sully my little MacBook I did in the name of banishing Windows from our home.

    The thing installed fine and I updated the package online. Everything went fine.

    So I have this Excel spreadsheet that uses Visual Basic. That spreadsheet is then used to import other data. I kinda knew it wouldn't work. It actually works fine in Office 2003 for Windows, for what it's worth, but I didn't figure it could work in Office:mac. It showed it is a fine POS (again, Product Of Software). While it opened the spreadsheet, it crashed and burned on loading the data. Data. I tried it again, knowing what would happen. This POS (yes, Product Of Software) was as reliable the second time as the first by crashing and burning.

    Impressive.

    Microsoft will make billion$ on Vista and Office 2007. Count on it.
    LOL - thanks for the chuckle, and I agree with your assessment. Frankly, if my company didn't have the HUP, I'd be running NeoOffice right now.

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    OK, I'll bite. What is significant about calling it a "Product of Software" vs, say, the more descriptive "bloatware"? :dive:
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    LOL... I think POS standing for "product of software" is sarcasm.

    The REAL acronym for POS is.......



    .....








    .........




    Ready for this????







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    Piece







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    of





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    Oh c'mon.... you didn't think I was really going to finish it did you???





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    Quote Originally Posted by RIDE View Post
    LOL... I think POS standing for "product of software" is sarcasm.
    You win!

    This *is* a family friendly forum.
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    Too easy! I thought of that right away. I figured, given the provenance of the name "mathogre" there was a clever anagram hidden in it. I pondered it all night!! :dive:
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    Quote Originally Posted by mac57 View Post
    Too easy! I thought of that right away. I figured, given the provenance of the name "mathogre" there was a clever anagram hidden in it. I pondered it all night!! :dive:
    So sorry!!!! It was just one of those times I needed to rant and call it what it was, with the consideration that this is a nice place.

    And now I noticed something even more subliminal in what I did. I called it a "fine Product Of Software". Part of my model for "adjusting" POS was from things like "read the fine manual". Feel free to substitute here accordingly. A Fine Product Of Software it truly is.
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    Is "mathogre" an anagram?

    HOT GAMER
    METRO HAG
    GREAT OHM

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToddG View Post
    Is "mathogre" an anagram?

    HOT GAMER
    METRO HAG
    GREAT OHM
    Those are great!

    Yes it is, at least partly. Here's the full anagram of my name.

    Evil Math Ogre Kgh-Ra = Graham Keith Glover
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    Would this be called enlightningment? ^_^
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    Quote Originally Posted by mathogre View Post
    Those are great!

    Yes it is, at least partly. Here's the full anagram of my name.

    Evil Math Ogre Kgh-Ra = Graham Keith Glover
    Oh... I thought it was either:

    Moth Rage

    or

    A Hot Germ


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