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Lawrence D'Oliveiro
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      06-15-2010
It’s got crippled functionality. And it’s got ads. Why not just stick on a
copy of OpenOffice.org, offering more features with fewer restrictions, and
be done with it?

It’s quite clear even Microsoft is having some misgivings over the likely
reception to Office Starter 2010.

<http://www.zdnet.com/blog/microsoft/retail-customers-do-your-office-starter-2010-homework/6525>
 
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peterwn
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      06-15-2010
On Jun 15, 3:08*pm, Lawrence D'Oliveiro <l...@geek-
central.gen.new_zealand> wrote:
> Its got crippled functionality. And its got ads. Why not just stick on a
> copy of OpenOffice.org, offering more features with fewer restrictions, and
> be done with it?
>
> Its quite clear even Microsoft is having some misgivings over the likely
> reception to Office Starter 2010.
>
> <http://www.zdnet.com/blog/microsoft/retail-customers-do-your-office-s...>


And if it is adware, why is Micro$oft selling it to OEM's. It should
be giving it to OEM's or even paying OEM's to stick it on computers
sold.

By the way, as I understand it, Office Starter as installed is
actually the full version, but locked down to a bare subset of
features. A credit card is needed to unlock it.
 
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Lawrence D'Oliveiro
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      06-15-2010
In message <(E-Mail Removed)>, Mutley wrote:

> I'm afraid that those prices for the Home Office and Business version
> I'm be down grading back to Office 2003 when my beta of Office 2010
> expires on Oct 31..


Lots of people seem to be sticking with Office 2003, even though it’s now
two versions out of date.

Looked at OpenOffice? At least that has a future.
 
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Sweetpea
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      06-15-2010
On Mon, 14 Jun 2010 21:07:26 -0700, peterwn wrote:

> By the way, as I understand it, Office Starter as installed is actually
> the full version, but locked down to a bare subset of features. A credit
> card is needed to unlock it.


IOW, it's actually crippleware.


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