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# 181201 6-Oct-2015 11:48
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Hi guys.

Got a new Laptop and I don't have Office installed. I have the option of a 1 month trial, however.

I went to see how much it was, but looks like the only option is a yearly subscription? I could be wrong here, and I only had a quick look, but can you no longer but it from a shop for $150-$200, and have it for life?

Again, I'm probably wrong.

This MightyApe link mentions the 1 year subscription. Should I just buy an older version to avoid the yearly fees?

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  # 1400920 6-Oct-2015 11:51
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Office 365 is subscription based, so is annual. Office 2016 is not subscription based, and is a one-off purchase.

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  # 1400936 6-Oct-2015 12:13
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Have a look here for your options if you want to buy new 2016: https://products.office.com/en-nz/buy/office and pay attention to the Installations Available line  

The old Office Home & Student versions for around $200 where you could install it on 3 non-commercial computers is now a thing of the past.  It's annoying for the Office Home & Student 2016 that you can still buy the retail box but only get one installation.  All a part of Microsoft's (and other vendors) not so gentle push to the Cloud.




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  # 1400940 6-Oct-2015 12:17
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Dynamic: Have a look here for your options if you want to buy new 2016: https://products.office.com/en-nz/buy/office and pay attention to the Installations Available line  

The old Office Home & Student versions for around $200 where you could install it on 3 non-commercial computers is now a thing of the past.  It's annoying for the Office Home & Student 2016 that you can still buy the retail box but only get one installation.  All a part of Microsoft's (and other vendors) not so gentle push to the Cloud.


Cheers mate.

Yeah I think I will buy Office 2013. Im not running a business or anything, just want to keep a few calculations in Excel + Word is always helpful.



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  # 1400941 6-Oct-2015 12:19
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Yeah I think I will buy Office 2013. Im not running a business or anything, just want to keep a few calculations in Excel + Word is always helpful.

Don't forget alternative options like www.openoffice.org.  It is seriously worth trying out.

We have some clients sticking with Office 2010 for similar reasons, and finding legit secondhand copies of that can be challenging.




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  # 1400944 6-Oct-2015 12:34
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I don't know that I'd recommend it, but Libreoffice is much better (but very similar to) openoffice.

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