Thread: NUS Apple Discount (UK)
02-01-2004, 04:16 PM #1BluewolfGuestNUS Apple Discount (UK)
Egad, I have switched too soon! I could have saved myself some money and hassel by buying a UK PowerBook.
I just recieved a message from the NUS that NUS members are being offered a 14%* discount on Apple products.
*Conditions and restrictions apply
However I feel that I could probably still be able to benefit from this promotional discount as I am looking for software for my PowerBook. My MS Office X free trial has ended thus leaving me without a good word processing product.
Before I leap right in and buy MS Office X are there any competiting products? As I am new to the whole Apple world I have little knowledge of any Mac only products that may or may not be superior.
As much as I find the whole anti-MS very appealing, and highly amusing, I would like serious evalutations of the competiting software verus MS Office X please. I dont think I can buy a product based on the sole factor that it isn't MS.
Thanks in advance.
Edit: Ack! I just forgot I am on the Internet without anti-virus software. Could someone please recomend a good anti-virus program for Macs and OS X. Quickly though as I can feel my PowerBook getting tainted by the Internet!
02-01-2004, 05:36 PM #2hokiethangGuestOriginally Posted by Bluewolf
02-01-2004, 07:48 PM #3StarMantaGuestOriginally Posted by Bluewolf
If you do need more out of your word processor, also give <a href="http://openoffice.org">openoffice</a> a shot - it's free and open-source. There's also a port of the Linux office suite <a href="http://ranger.befunk.com/blog/archives/000291.html">KOffice</a> on its way over here. I'm not aware of any commercial office suites besides MSOffice - perhaps Appleworks?
If you're still at the point of needing to buy Office, and happen to know someone in college (or are in college yourself) the educational discounts on office are pretty insane - Word, Excel, and Powerpoint cost me $8 at my school.
And indeed, I wouldn't worry about virii on a Mac. Norton has an antivirus available I think, but it's pretty worthless because there simply aren't any virii to protect against.
02-02-2004, 02:51 PM #4BluewolfGuestOriginally Posted by StarManta
TextEdit is fantastic as a word processer, however I need something more than just that. I need the full works, which is why I am trying to find competing prdoducts to MS. I do know that there StarOffice, but I am not sure of its compatibility with Mac OS X and whether or not the features in StarOffice are any good.
If there is such a thing as AppleWorks, has anyone used it, if so how does it compare to MS Office?
In regards to educational discounts how would one go about doing that? I am at University and of age as it were but would the companies require something more than that?
Originally Posted by StarManta
02-03-2004, 01:28 AM #5hokiethangGuestOriginally Posted by Bluewolf
06-18-2004, 05:16 AM #6kaukaumoooGuestNUS discount
Does anyone on here know how long the discount period is going to be open for? Also, do you have to give your NUS number to qualify for the discount or do they just give it to you? I wondered if phone ordering was different to online with respect to that.... :confused:
06-22-2004, 06:49 PM #7BluewolfGuestOriginally Posted by kaukaumooo
And that promotion for Apple was quite a long time ago. The terms and conditions of the promotion may have been time sensitive and only open to those whom received the email from the NUS mailing list.
Yet its not all doom and gloom. Apple UK does have a permanent discount for students in higher education, and that is 10% Instead of logging onto the usual Apple UK store area you need to go to the education section and follow the links to the education store.
There you will need to fill in the University or recognised higher education school that you attend as well as the city or town its located in. This then allows you to shop in the education store. Before you go off and do that, make sure that you satisfy the qualifications.
Can I Purchase?
By clicking “I accept” below, I confirm that I am:
• aged 18 or over
• a student with a valid student card or a teacher, lecturer, tutor or other supervisor of students at a UK education establishment
• I agree to Apple contacting me to check my status. I will provide proof of my status upon request and I agree Apple can refuse my order if I do not provide proof which is satisfactory for Apple. Apple’s decision will be final.
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