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Windows 7: Office 2010 or 2013

31 Jul 2014   #1
techtitan100

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 
Office 2010 or 2013

alright guys I am in need of your opinion i have heard good things about both Office 2010 and 2013, but I am not sure which one is better, I can get both through my college, but I am just not sure which one would be best to use thanks guys i really appreciate it a lot


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31 Jul 2014   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

You better check into the fine points about the licensing terms.

Including these questions:

Can the product be installed on more than 1 PC at a time and are there any restrictions as to the type of PC: desktop, laptop, etc?

Is the product restricted to the first PC to which it is installed or can it be installed to any single PC in the future, without restrictions?

Do you get a factory-made retail disc or just a download of some type that must be burned to a disc?

Are there recurring fees, such as a monthly or annual charge? Or do you pay just once and never again?

It seems that Microsoft's goal in the long term is to drive everyone toward recurring fees, like a subscription that must be renewed for the software to continue to function. You can avoid that with Office 2010 if you buy the right type of license. I'm not sure about 2013.

And you need to understand which of the Office applications are included: Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint, etc, etc. There are numerous packages with different names.

Functionally, you won't find major differences and can become accustomed to either.

I'd worry most about the licensing details.
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01 Aug 2014   #3
techtitan100

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

it can be installed on up to 2 computers and its just a download on there website and they give me my own product key that is assigned to me
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01 Aug 2014   #4
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by techtitan100 View Post
it can be installed on up to 2 computers and its just a download on there website and they give me my own product key that is assigned to me
The 2 computers you've got now and no others ever?


Or the 2 computers you might own in 2016?

If you change the motherboard on "PC 1" and then reinstall Office, does that count as "PC 2"? Or is that still "PC 1"?

The download idea should be OK, just make sure you keep the download even after you burn it to a disc. Along with the Product Key.

Office 2010 and 2013 are quite similar in most ways. Take your pick if the licensing for each version is identical.
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01 Aug 2014   #5
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there

I don't happen to like the White (not really customiseable) option in Office 2013 -- I'm sticking with Office 2010 -- can't really find any reason to upgrade for what I need and it's supported till 2020 -- by which time I'll either be 2 metres under the ground, long since retired, or probably using something totally (non Ms) different as the Linux clones get better and better.

Cheers
jimbo
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01 Aug 2014   #6
techtitan100

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

thanks guys for your help, I have chose to stick with Office 2010 so I don't have to worry about the stupid crap with Office 2013 and I don't like some the way things are done on there I think it was basically designed for Windows 8, also does anybody know if the mainstream end of support date is the same as Windows 7 or not
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01 Aug 2014   #7
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Office 2010 will reach EOL (End of Life) on 10/13/2020; Win 7's is 1/14/2020.
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01 Aug 2014   #8
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there

I don't happen to like the White (not really customiseable) option in Office 2013 -- I'm sticking with Office 2010 -- can't really find any reason to upgrade for what I need and it's supported till 2020 -- by which time I'll either be 2 metres under the ground, long since retired, or probably using something totally (non Ms) different as the Linux clones get better and better.

Cheers
jimbo
There are several things I didn't like about Office 2013, enough so that, even though I was happy with Office 2007 at the time, I upgraded to 2010 so I would have a decent version of Office until the EOL of Win 7.
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07 Aug 2014   #9
soho1

Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Having run the Office products since before it was a suite called Office, I like 2010. 2013 has some funkiness to it. I have that too, but choose not to use it.
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07 Aug 2014   #10
soho1

Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
... or probably using something totally (non Ms) different ...
I just took a new job. Like this guy: Dilbert comic strip for 01/25/2007.


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