Just a quick and probably stupid question:
If I buy a laptop which has Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition pre loaded does it mean there is Microsoft Office (Home) or at least some kind of word processing program included? Or do I have to get an extra Office software just to write a letter ??
Microsoft office won't be on there by default, it's likely to be 'Microsoft Works'.
If office was included they would made a big song and dance about it, but it is highly unlikely. Try something like OpenOffice which is free and nearly as good or get the real Microsoft Office ...but it'll cost you
Works is good enough for basic word processing et al, and it has very sparse memory requirements, so runs very well on any modern computer, but as has been said, Office will not be included with your laptop.
Ah, ok thanks! So Word will definitely be there?!
just to say...really hate 'works' i can't transfer files to my school network to print!!! grrrrrrrrrrrrr lol
I've been using OpenOffice since forever.
I recently switched to Office 2007 Beta 2, it's just more pleasing to the eye - nothing more.
Surely Office must have a lot more advantages to the free Works though? Does the computer run quicker if it's works installed rather than the full office programs?
What's the difference between OpenOffice and Microsoft Office except for the price?
OpenOffice kicks M$ up the ****. Dont pay up for a bad product
Where do you get this Open Office thing? And can you still, say, save stuff on a pen drive from it, and print it off somewhere else (eg, somewhere thats not got Open Office)?
Also, I'm guessing Microsoft Office isn't included with Vista either, unless it states it?