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Windows 7: Almost 16 Million Office 2010 Copies Sold in 6 Months


07 Jan 2011   #1
JMH

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Almost 16 Million Office 2010 Copies Sold in 6 Months

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While it certainly doesn’t come close to Windows 7 in terms of uptake, Office 2010 is indeed enjoying its fair share of market success, having earned the crown of Microsoft’s fastest selling productivity suite to date.

At the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week, Microsoft revealed that it’s close to selling 16 million copies of Office 2010.
Almost 16 Million Office 2010 Copies Sold in 6 Months - Softpedia


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07 Jan 2011   #2
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

Once you use it, it will be understandable as to why. Great suite of applications.
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14 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I don't use a Office program but I still wonder how Microsoft Office sells so well when every place, (forums) I go some one post that a free office program is just as good. If they are just as good why do people buy Microsoft Office???
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14 Jan 2011   #4

 

SA licenses shouldn't count... Microsoft likes to embellish on their numbers for shock factor.
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14 Jan 2011   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brady View Post
SA licenses shouldn't count... Microsoft likes to embellish on their numbers for shock factor.
No matter how you slice it the suite is doing rather well, embellished or not

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lee View Post
Once you use it, it will be understandable as to why. Great suite of applications.
And fast.
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14 Jan 2011   #6

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I don't use a Office program but I still wonder how Microsoft Office sells so well when every place, (forums) I go some one post that a free office program is just as good. If they are just as good why do people buy Microsoft Office???
I don't understand why that concerns you, it's their money, they use it. I don't think it's up to us to tell them that they're "wasting" their money. Maybe they have different opinions, maybe they like the product, it perhaps does exactly what they want it to do.
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14 Jan 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I don't use a Office program but I still wonder how Microsoft Office sells so well when every place, (forums) I go some one post that a free office program is just as good. If they are just as good why do people buy Microsoft Office???
I think the overwhelming majority of home users who use Microsoft Office likely obtained it using less than legitimate means. In the case of this forum, most members who use the software at home are doing so using their Technet subscriptions.

For me personally, I don't really have a reason for having Microsoft office on my home computer. For my money, it doesn't provide enough benefit to make me want to part with my money to legally obtain MS Office. And since I'm not one to pirate or steal software, I'd rather use an alternative product that costs me nothing than pay for the industry standard application.

As another person mentioned, Microsoft includes SA licenses (software assurance) into their released figures. For example, my office has about 300 seats for the OS and Office. Less than 10% of the workforce is using Windows 7 and less than 5% are using Office 2010....but in Microsoft's eyes we have 300 copies of each purchased and deployed.
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14 Jan 2011   #8

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
I think the overwhelming majority of home users who use Microsoft Office likely obtained it using less than legitimate means. In the case of this forum, most members who use the software at home are doing so using their Technet subscriptions.
Not sure where you get your stats from but trust me, a lot of people are actually purchasing it in legitimate ways. I've done some retail work and trust me, there are lots of everyday joe smoe purchases. Also, students can get a discount on the professional plus at a substantial discount. My daughter did

And let’s not forget the Microsoft Home Use Program that’s offered to the military and government workers. So yeah, I think there are more legitimate "home" users then you might think

Is there piracy, of course? But take this in consideration..... a lot of everyday "home" users whom we so eagerly dismiss as uneducated don't know "how" to pirate and will thus pay the exorbitant prices we decry as foul rather than jump through the hoops just to get a pirated copy.

Example - I tell people all the time about the "free" Anti-Virus software Microsoft offers, yet they look at me like I'm speaking rocket science when telling the where to download it from and hold on to that paid program like they're holding on for a breath of air

Yes, there’s always exceptions to the rule, but…

My two cents.
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15 Jan 2011   #9

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I don't use a Office program but I still wonder how Microsoft Office sells so well when every place, (forums) I go some one post that a free office program is just as good. If they are just as good why do people buy Microsoft Office???
Because the free ones don't quite cut it. Have you tried doing a pivot table in OO's Calc? Then in Excel 2010? World of difference. Not to mention the really annoying aligning and pasting issues.
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15 Jan 2011   #10

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I tried Open Office once, removed it in less than five minutes of use.
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