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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: 365 :(
By jardows on 3/25/2014 1:59:54 PM , Rating: 2
I primarily use OpenOffice at home. Something about the whole "Libre" thing that annoys me, though I have used it some. Anyway, for the vast majority of things I do at home, it is great, and probably more than I need. But I have tried to replicate some of the similar things we do at work in OpenOffice, and it just won't do it.

One thing I really miss about MS Office at home is the pressing tab to autocomplete a cell in the spreadsheet. Maybe there is a setting for that, but I haven't found it yet.

RE: 365 :(
By althaz on 3/25/2014 8:05:13 PM , Rating: 2
IMO LibreOffice is way better than OpenOffice - but still quite shit compared to even seven-year-old Office 2007.

RE: 365 :(
By Darnell021 on 3/27/2014 11:24:18 AM , Rating: 2
OpenOffice is a joke. All the developers working on OpenOffice back when Oracle purchased Sun jumped ship to start The Document Foundation which represents LibreOffice.

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