Office XP Nears End of Life

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Steve Stone

I guess you guys didn't read the report 2 weeks back reporting more fecal matter found on shopping cart handles than other obvious places...!

With Open Office and Lotus Symphony for free and my existing copy of Office XP doing what I need to accomplish why would I want to upgrade to today's version of Office?

 

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COMMANDER_COOK

Open Office is a dead man walking IMO. Since Oracle bought Sun and pissed off the community, many (if not most) of the developers created a fork called LibreOffice and all of the major Linux distributions have announced they are going to support LibreOffice going forward.

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praetor_alpha

Saying that OpenOffice is walking in any way, shape, or form is stretching the truth. Gotta admire how fast Oracle killed it.

Also, it's not just the Linux distros that are backing LibreOffice, it's non-Oracle corporate backing too (Novell, Google, IBM...). In fact, I can't think of anyone aside from Oracle that supports OpenOffice now.

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illusionslayer

I can see all the emails tech support is going to get after every skiddie and their mom can exploit OfficeXP.

 

As I write this I wonder if one of the reasons for keeping XP on is so that they can keep the gaming industry on DX9. Since Neither XP nor the 360 can use anything later than DX9 that is...

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RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS

I've got Office XP on my machine right now, and I use it every day.

It works, and I don't see the need to shell out hundreds for a new package.

Next time I take classes at the local university, I'll buy whatever is out cheap. Maybe one day, I'll even have a computer capable of running it.

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RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS

I've got Office XP on my machine right now, and I use it every day.

It works, and I don't see the need to shell out hundreds for a new package.

Next time I take classes at the local university, I'll buy whatever is out cheap. Maybe one day, I'll even have a computer capable of running it.

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Caboose

Good luck opening and working on documents created in the new formats going forward. I'd say it's safe to say that once Office XP is killed off, so will all support for it and working with new formats.

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livebriand

The only reason you'd need Office XP is if you use Windows ME/98SE and you want the latest office suite for it. No one uses Office XP anymore. Windows XP and Office 2003 will be much harder to kill off than this.

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