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I have not found any deals for me or my associates that would bring buying MSO for under $100. It looks like your people had bought MSO-2010 and just bought the right to add in on a few more systems.

With the new pricing structure that MS is doing, i.e. renting that was in a different thread, it will become expensive to buy MSO soon.

When I was using Windows for all my computer needs, I "sniffed out" as many free packages as I could. I was not able to afford to buy the software I needed and had to find legally free sources. I still maintain a Windows software list page for such free packages, but I do not look for those packages actively any more.

MS is talking about a "family plan" license for renting and installing MSO on all of your household system for one low-price-per-year, but I hate the idea of renting my software. [this idea was beaten to death in a different thread so do not start it again here].

On 10/12/2012 08:58 AM, Tom Davies wrote:
Hi :)
WOW!!!  I wish i had thought of it.  It's brilliant! :)

Re: costs, my 'work' place (does it count as work if you enjoy it?) just bought several MSO 2010 
licenses for about £15 each.  The newer MS office comes out soon so there are all sorts of special 
offers, such as for charities, students, and other vulnerable people.  We have a chap that is 
excellent at sniffing out such deals and being able to buy in bulk helps.
Regards from
Tom :)

From: Gordon Burgess-Parker <>
Sent: Friday, 12 October 2012, 12:39
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: LibreOffice in MacWorld Australia

On 11/10/12 23:48, Andreas Säger wrote:
Windows users can run MS Office easily and for little money (if any). Why should they use 
LibreOffice if all they want is cheap MS Office? Idealism? Masochism?

They can also run WordPerfect, Lotus Smartsuite, Abiword and a number of other applications. Why 
should you be so anti Windows users running LO?
The cheapest version of MS Office in the UK is Home and Student and costs about £75. The free 
version (Office Starter) is crippled adware (and only contains Word and Excel anyway), and that 
only comes with a machine that has a trial version of Office 2010 installed. You can't download it 
from anywhere.
Surely it's better to get them running LO rather than a crippled version of proprietary software? 
When I post in the MS Answers forums in reply to certain questions I always suggest that if they 
can't afford to upgrade to the latest Office version, that they have a look at LO. One or two MVPs 
do this as well.
Once Windows users begin to realise that they don't NEED MS Office products, then it's only a short 
step to not needing Windows at all. :-)

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