Buy old MS Office for Mac 2008 or wait for 2010?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jonsa, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. jonsa macrumors newbie

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    I know this is a boring issue, but I need to do some minor work on my iMac at home and thus need the MS Office suite. Should I get the old 2008 version or wait for the new 2010? Or are there any other FREE sources that I could use meanwhile?
     
  2. bigjnyc macrumors 601

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    It might be a while before office 2010 is released so if you need to do work now I suggest you get a cheap student version of 2008. Or you can us openoffice which is a free solution and seems to be very popular around these forums.
     
  3. ski2moro macrumors 6502

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    IIRC, MS Office allows you to install it on multiple (3 ?) machines at a time. If you know someone who owns 2008, maybe you can use one of their installs until 2010 comes out.
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    Why not use Open Office and not spend any $$. You can either use Open Office for now while you wait for the new version or temporarirly until office 2010 hits the streets.
     
  5. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Technically, I think that's 3 computers in the same household. The only physical separation acceptable is a student away at school, but still with the same permanent address. Will it work to get it from a friend? Yeah, if that friend hasn't used all the license codes. But, it's not what that friend agreed to, whether he/she knows it or not, when "I accept" was clicked.
     
  6. jonsa thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks Guys. I installed the OpenOffice and will get by with that until we get more info about the Office 2010 for Mac.
     

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