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Support for Office 2003 ends April 8 along with Windows XP

Microsoft has stepped up its efforts in recent months to kill off Windows XP for good, and those efforts are now extending to Office 2003. Office 2003 has been around for over a decade and Microsoft wants users to switch to Office 365.
Microsoft wrote in a blog post, "Office 2003 no longer meets the needs of the way we work, play and live today. For this reason, it is time to say farewell to Office 2003 and embrace the productivity solution of today – Office 365."

Microsoft wants users to ditch Office 2003

Many people have been using Office 2003 for years simply because it does all they need and it's paid for. Office 365 requires a subscription and you will need to continue paying to keep it active.
Microsoft says that support for Office 2003 will end on April 8.
We already knew that support for Windows XP would also end on April 8, and Microsoft has resorted to pop ups to tell XP users the end is here. Microsoft also offers a $100 discount to get XP users to upgrade to Windows 8. 

Source: Office

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RE: Just A Matter Of Time
By DT_Reader on 3/25/2014 12:42:09 PM , Rating: 2
I don't know why you got downvoted to oblivion, other than your comment about pirating software. But that was simply a stupid comment - you can't pirate Office 365.

Everyone is going to subscriptions if they can. On-line newspapers are going behind paywalls. Hulu is now Hulu Plus, for "only" $8/month. The Disney company is fixated on finding a way to charge you every time you view a movie, like in the old days when you paid each time you went to the theater. The very notion of you paying once for a DVD or Blue-Ray and watching it forever boils their blood.

RE: Just A Matter Of Time
By justsomeone on 3/25/2014 2:24:39 PM , Rating: 2
I will run away faster than Forrest Gump from any and every subscription model I possibly can until the day I die.

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