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Forgive me, Mac Brothers, for I have sinned!

Discussion in 'Computers & Technology Forum' started by baptistteacher, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. baptistteacher

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    Forgive me, Mac Brothers, for I have sinned!

    I recently purchased a used Windows :eek: laptop for my wife. She needs to have Word 2003 for a word processing class at the community college, and my ancient 10 year old Mac G3 just won't do the trick.

    I got a good deal [$100.00] on a fairly new, seldom used Gateway 1100 series 15" laptop, with a DVD-rw drive, and Windows XP home edition. Finally figured out how to access my DSL modem/router with it.

    I hear that openoffice.org has a program that should do what she needs. Will try that first.

    Oh, the sacrifices one makes for his wife!
     
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    I got my wife a new vista laptop a few months ago. She had to have one that day and we did not have the money to buy a new mac. We have already sold it though and we are getting a Mac laptop now :)

    Our main system is a mac mini.
     
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    Ah you have seen truth and turned to the light side!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :thumbs:

    Open office is a nice suite though has some limitations when compared to Word from what I hear. There is another that started out with WinCE but has a desktop version http://www.softmaker.de/ MS Office may be required for the class however so check.
     
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  4. Dale-c

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    I used to use Open Office. I liked it and never had problems with it.

    I use Apple's iWork now but I still have the mac version of Open Office installed.

    I used Open Office on both Windows and Linux.
     
  5. baptistteacher

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    It has Microsoft Office on it, but the word processor does not do everything that the course textbook CD requires.
     
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    Haven't you people ever heard of the classic software oxymoron?

    MICROSOFT WORKS ????? :tonofbricks:
     
  7. exscentric

    exscentric Well-Known Member
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    My new vista rig came with Works but college profs consider that somewhere around "notepad" quality :laugh:

    There was a version or two of Works that had Word as the word processor. I used it for several years till the wife needed a new office suite and I took her old one.
     
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    Come to the M$ side, we have boxes that do things *NODS*:wavey:
     
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    If you only knew the power of the Dark Side.

    You have only begun to discover your power.
     
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    Yeah, like cause continual stress! :laugh:
     
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