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Old Apr 4, 2013, 02:07 PM   #1
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Microsoft to End Support for Office 2008 for Mac on April 9




Microsoft today announced that it will end support for Office 2008 for Mac next Tuesday, on April 9.
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Support for Office for Mac 2008 will end April 9th, 2013. View the Microsoft Support Lifecycle Policy for further details, such as the support dates for this product.
Microsoft recommends that affected users purchase an Office 365 subscription, which includes Office for Mac 2011 and future updates to the product. Office 365 costs $100 per year or $10 per month. Office 2011 can be purchased for $140 to $220.

Office for Mac 2008 updates will be available for download until April 19, 2014, but no new updates will be provided after April 9, 2013. The software will remain functional even though it will no longer be supported.

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Old Apr 4, 2013, 02:10 PM   #2
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Apple needs to look at Google Docs and add some of those features into iWork.
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Old Apr 4, 2013, 02:12 PM   #3
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They're still supporting Windows XP, and they won't support Office 2008? That's a shame on people who can't/won't update to the recent version.
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Old Apr 4, 2013, 02:15 PM   #4
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I wonder if they will discount it. In any case, I'm doubtful many people will spend money on a subscription. Maybe, they should turn it into a freemium app where you could purchase coins to buy different actions. How much should it be worth to enable the help paper clip ?
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Old Apr 4, 2013, 02:17 PM   #5
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I have nothing against Microsoft Office. I've used the Windows versions in school and they were extremely easy to use.

But Office 2008 for Mac is complete garbage, and using it is a nightmare in my opinion. For the Mac side Pages & Numbers is a much better alternative or better yet Google Docs.
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Old Apr 4, 2013, 02:17 PM   #6
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Never needed support for it anyway...
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Old Apr 4, 2013, 02:18 PM   #7
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Never needed support for it anyway...
Read support to mean security fixes
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Old Apr 4, 2013, 02:22 PM   #8
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you can get MS Office for Mac 2011 for $9.99 via their Home Use Program.. just need a valid work email
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Old Apr 4, 2013, 02:33 PM   #9
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My wife has office for her Mac, but somehow I just cant do it. I have the apple office suit and for my home use it works perfectly. No MS or Google anything on my apples, thank you.
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Old Apr 4, 2013, 02:33 PM   #10
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looks like I'm learning to use Pages

and/or install that HOP version of MS Office 2011.

Subscription service, forget it.
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Old Apr 4, 2013, 02:40 PM   #11
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Okay... According to previous releases they are coming out with a new version every 3-4 years and it costs $140-200. That's at max 200/3 = $66.67 a year. Compared to Office 365 for $100 a year... How is this worth it?
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Old Apr 4, 2013, 02:49 PM   #12
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Time to stop upgrading and stick with the old version.
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Old Apr 4, 2013, 02:51 PM   #13
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My wife has office for her Mac, but somehow I just cant do it. I have the apple office suit and for my home use it works perfectly. No MS or Google anything on my apples, thank you.
Why is that? Did they sleep with your wife, or run over your dog? Hell I am using a mac (instead of linux) BECAUSE it can run MS Office.
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Old Apr 4, 2013, 02:53 PM   #14
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whens the new one suppose to replace 2011?

i want microsoft onenote for mac!
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Old Apr 4, 2013, 02:55 PM   #15
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They're still supporting Windows XP, and they won't support Office 2008? That's a shame on people who can't/won't update to the recent version.
Well this isn't exactly a fair comparison. XP is an operating system which about 50% of business still use today. Office for Mac is in comparison a niche piece of software. Keep in mind Microsoft tried to pull support of XP until the industry had an uproar...
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Old Apr 4, 2013, 03:03 PM   #16
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I think I've bought my last MS Office. OpenOffice and LibreOffice are good enough replacements for what I do now.
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Old Apr 4, 2013, 03:04 PM   #17
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whens the new one suppose to replace 2011?

i want microsoft onenote for mac!
Going by their traditional schedule, it should be some time in Q4 of 2013 or early 2014. Since they're working on Windows Blue, they may have a new version out with it, or after their major release.
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Old Apr 4, 2013, 03:15 PM   #18
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Apple needs to look at Google Docs and add some of those features into iWork.
LOL, iWork is abandon ware along with pretty much all of Apple's desktop software.
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iWorks and LibreOffice have been meeting my needs starting from when Lion/ML dropped Rosetta support and my Office 2004 software stopped it's journey.
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Why is that? Did they sleep with your wife, or run over your dog? Hell I am using a mac (instead of linux) BECAUSE it can run MS Office.
They did BOTH in MY pickup truck and haven't brought it back.

Any free Six-String guitar apps to keep me company???
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Old Apr 4, 2013, 03:34 PM   #21
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I use office 2008 on my Dual G5 and it works well, but Office 2011 is much faster on my iMac. I have to use MS office simply to avoid compatibility and format issues when submitting assignment work for university. This is something pages has messed up in the past.
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Old Apr 4, 2013, 03:48 PM   #22
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I only need one thing...the database capability of Excel. Guess I'll just keep milking Office 08 until it just won't run anymore.
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Old Apr 4, 2013, 03:51 PM   #23
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They're still supporting Windows XP, and they won't support Office 2008? That's a shame on people who can't/won't update to the recent version.
Windows XP isn't supported anymore. Doesn't get new updates,
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Why is that? Did they sleep with your wife, or run over your dog? Hell I am using a mac (instead of linux) BECAUSE it can run MS Office.
No they slept with my dog and ran over my wife on the way to your place to sleep with your wife. Seriously is there a need for this stupidity.

As for your slightly more legitimate statement. I know of people that have a mac running MS office, chrome browser, dropbox, and a bunch of other stuff. That was the WinTel model not the Walled-off-Garden that is Apple. What is the point of getting an Apple if you are going to then not use the whole value proposition. At least for me it makes no sense. If I was going to do the mix and match and then fight with the integration model, I would get a cheap ass WinTel thing.
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Windows XP isn't supported anymore. Doesn't get new updates,
XP is still supported, until April 2014. It still receives security updates, but since it's now in "extended support" you need a paid support contract for non-security updates and support "incident" calls.
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