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Similar to the way Microsoft offer cheap software to employees of companies with licence agreements - NHS staff or contractors can get cheap Office software. The scheme has now been extended to include Office 2008 for the Mac - see announcement below.

To get this you will need an nhs (or nhsnet) email address.


Office 2008 for Mac available from 1st April 2008

We are pleased to announce that Office 2008 for Mac will become available at the extremely advantageous price of under £18 for NHS staff as part of the Home User Programme.

The offer means that NHS staff can buy one licence of either Microsoft Office 2007 or Office 2008 for Mac virtually for free for home use. Additionally, if you had previously purchased Office 2004 for Mac under this scheme, you are now entitled to order the new Office 2008 for Mac as long as you destroy your existing copy of the previous version.
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#1
Yep got this, maybe get a lot of cold votes because of Open office, but much prefer the real deal- so for NHS staff this is hot in my opinion.
#2
Good deal - and nice that long-suffering NHS staff get this benefit. Doctors should be excluded though :)
#3
Great Deal, not sure why you think Doctors should be excluded though?
They seem to be the ones with the responsibility! Unlike the pencil pushers around them!
#4
Liddle ol' me
Good deal - and nice that long-suffering NHS staff get this benefit. Doctors should be excluded though :)


Yeah Doctors do nothing ... and they get paid as much as footballers ... !!!! come on !!!!!!!...:x
banned#5
Been posted before all civil servants are entitled to this offer.
#6
eshtal
Yeah Doctors do nothing ... and they get paid as much as footballers ... !!!! come on !!!!!!!...:x


Paid as much as footballers? Blimey I'll have to tell my mate to sell his ****** honda civic and drive around in the ferrari he's obviously got stashed away while he buys Office on the cheap :w00t:
#7
Excellent offer and a great price! I use iWork now and probably wouldn't look at Office again but at this price if you're eligible then its definitely worth a punt...
#8
Whats up Doc
Paid as much as footballers? Blimey I'll have to tell my mate to sell his ****** honda civic and drive around in the ferrari he's obviously got stashed away while he buys Office on the cheap :w00t:



that s what i meant ... :-D
#9
Whats up Doc
Great Deal, not sure why you think Doctors should be excluded though?
They seem to be the ones with the responsibility! Unlike the pencil pushers around them!


Yes, only a joke to point out the disparity between nurses' and doctors' pay. Have little idea about the pencil-pushers. Let me rephrase: A worthy - if small - reward to all those underpaid NHS workers.
#10
I work in the NHS and had no idea of this deal! Don't be so harsh on Doctors, you life may depend on them one day! they are often expected to work very usociable hours, be on call during the night, and have to work under a great deal of pressure. I gather it takes 9 yrs to become a GP!
#11
Liddle ol' me
Yes, only a joke to point out the disparity between nurses' and doctors' pay. Have little idea about the pencil-pushers. Let me rephrase: A worthy - if small - reward to all those underpaid NHS workers.

There are definitely too many chiefs in the NHS
#12
bellabonkers
There are definitely too many chiefs in the NHS


Yep that was the pencil pushers i was referring to.. the managers who take the money and the rest that do the work!

Anyhow awesome deal much appreciated as my mate is well chuffed now! Thanks :-D
#13
would someone help with the procedure of getting it. this whole thing of mac software is such a rip off they charge so much for the hardware and provide nothing of software with it, even quick time you have to buy an upgrade to use most basic utilities ::::::: Anyhow I am an nhs recipient should be included as well, I think" Anyone have links for software?
#14
If you can get hold of it for this price then I'd think you were mad not to!
#15
bellabonkers
I work in the NHS and had no idea of this deal! Don't be so harsh on Doctors, you life may depend on them one day! they are often expected to work very usociable hours, be on call during the night, and have to work under a great deal of pressure. I gather it takes 9 yrs to become a GP!


Yes, well said, and I agree entirely. I wasn't really meaning to be harsh - I have the utmost respect for doctors and the few I know personally also happen to be admirable in other aspects of their lives. e.g. convictions, views of humanity, etc. :thumbsup:
#16
GoGetter
would someone help with the procedure of getting it. this whole thing of mac software is such a rip off they charge so much for the hardware and provide nothing of software with it, even quick time you have to buy an upgrade to use most basic utilities ::::::: Anyhow I am an nhs recipient should be included as well, I think" Anyone have links for software?


You don't need to buy QT Pro, unless you want to encode films, and it is slow to do so. These encoding utilities aren't free under Windows, either. Use VLC and Mplayer OSX for the films QT cannot manage. VLC has some recoding wizards installed, so you can do some film crunching. Install Perian for more codecs for QT. Google for the links.

Use Macupdate.com or versiontracker.com to search for updates and all the software you need for your Mac.

iLife is a pretty kicking package to get for free with your Mac, better than the Sony/Macafee [email protected] that gets installed on too many PCs these days.
#17
Liddle ol' me
Yes, well said, and I agree entirely. I wasn't really meaning to be harsh - I have the utmost respect for doctors and the few I know personally also happen to be admirable in other aspects of their lives. e.g. convictions, views of humanity, etc. :thumbsup:


Somebody pass the sick bag:p
#18
lumoruk;1805254
Been posted before all civil servants are entitled to this offer.

Im a civil servant and not aware of this offer - is it through the same site??? Or do you have a link???
#19
Is this a special version that’s been sterilised so that it’s bug free? That would be a first for Microsoft and come to think of it also for the NHS.

Whats up Doc
Paid as much as footballers? Blimey I'll have to tell my mate to sell his ****** honda civic and drive around in the ferrari he's obviously got stashed away while he buys Office on the cheap :w00t:

LOL, nice one. :thumbsup:
#20
eshtal
Yeah Doctors do nothing ... and they get paid as much as footballers ... !!!! come on !!!!!!!...:x



Is that some sort of joke?

My sister's a doctor, works crazy hours in a week, barely has 5mins in the day for lunch, and is paid 25K a year.

All this "doctors are overpaid" media hype is a joke.

if you want to be rich, you don't go into medicine, you go work in the city or become a dentist.

and if when a select few doctors get to the top of the career ladder, and finally start making decent money, i don't see why people complain about it.
#22
sorry to have started this debate with a joke. Here are the facts about NHS doctor's salaries.

http://www.nhscareers.nhs.uk/details/Default.aspx?Id=553
#23
Do you get the product immediately or are you put on a waiting list.
#24
newbie1001
Do you get the product immediately or are you put on a waiting list.


lol :-D
#25
How do I select Office 2008 for MAC? The only option that I am being given is Microsoft® Office Enterprise 2007.
#26
5rannoch
How do I select Office 2008 for MAC? The only option that I am being given is Microsoft® Office Enterprise 2007.


Read the OP:
Office 2008 for Mac available from 1st April 2008
#28
can this be installed on more than one pc in the same house or does it have to be online activated etc? thanks
#29
lumoruk
Been posted before all civil servants are entitled to this offer.


How so? I am Civil Service but it asks for an NHS email address!
#30
Lurker not a poster but here goes anyway.

NHS staff are NOT civil servants.

G P's or whatever they call themselves now earn(?) huge sums of money as they run thier practises as a money making business.
#31
i already have office 2004 through this offer, does that mean i can upgrade to 2008 for free?
#32
:roll:As a hospital doctor I'd like to defend the profession against the doctor bashers.

Yes compared to average UK salaries our salaries are good, but this salary has been earned by the many hours put in during the training period.

The media hype about GP's on 200k is inaccurate of the profession as a whole...yes a minority may do, just as there may be some millionaire plumbers, but that isnt representative of the whole profession.

It is only in recent years that pay has improved to catch up with allied professions such as law etc.
I'm old enough to remember working 90+ hour weeks as a trainee (for a lot less money ) - historically most of a doctors salary has been earned through this sort of compulsory overtime.

And finally if you want the magical/mythical salaries we earn then I suggest you stop whinging and do something about it...go through the training yourself...just set aside 10 years or so for post graduate training in addition to your 5 years as a medical student- entry is open to all, and age is no longer a barrier ( I know of a medical student in their 50s).

If salaries were that good why would a doctor be surfing HUKD :lol:

Back on topic, i assume that we have to wait until 1st April to order this as currently not showing up.
1 Like #33
e_munky
can this be installed on more than one pc in the same house or does it have to be online activated etc? thanks


Just a serial and no activation on Mac OSX, but it will detect the serial number over a network. If you have two Macs linked up at home, you cannot run MS Office from both at the same time if you use one serial number to install on both.
[helper]#34
lumoruk
Been posted before all civil servants are entitled to this offer.


The offer for office 2008 for the Mac is new and has not been posted before.....
[helper]#35
devil_tez
i already have office 2004 through this offer, does that mean i can upgrade to 2008 for free?

Although you have bought a previous version already you can upgrade to 2008 but you still have to pay £18....
#36
lumoruk
Been posted before all civil servants are entitled to this offer.

Civil servants - really? My wife's a civil servant so I'd defo get this if she's entitled. Is there a different link for this, or do you use the NHS one?
#37
GoGetter
would someone help with the procedure of getting it. this whole thing of mac software is such a rip off they charge so much for the hardware and provide nothing of software with it, even quick time you have to buy an upgrade to use most basic utilities ::::::: Anyhow I am an nhs recipient should be included as well, I think" Anyone have links for software?


WOW. I'm sorry you feel that way about your Mac. Almost without exception, everyone I've spoken to who has bought a new Mac is amazed and very pleasantly surprised by the quality and variety of software you can get for it.

It is true that OS X doesn't come with oodles of random applications installed out of the box. But that is supposed to make your life easier. Instead of the hundred and one pieces of random rubbish the vendor has paid to put on your new Windows PC (and that you will almost certainly want to remove immediately), Apple put on the bare minimum to get you going immediately (photo organisation and editing, movie making, music making, DVD making, web page making, email, IM, internet, etc...) and leave the rest up to you.

Now, sure, this does leave the keen beginner in something of a void - as you're not going to know where to look or what to look for - but it does mean your computer isn't littered with rubbish from the outset, and only the stuff you really want installed gets installed.

If it would help, you could list the things you're trying to do, but don't have the software yet to do, and we can suggest suitable applications that you should download and install. In the case of Quicktime: you only need 'Quicktime Pro' (which you pay for) if you want to convert video from one format to another. Another good (free) alternative if you want to convert video (to, for example, play on your iPod) is iSquint. Its basic, but it does the job well.

One of the great things about the Mac is that there are Mac-based alternatives to almost everything you can do on Windows - its just a case of finding them! And that's what we're here for!
banned#38
greenfeld
How so? I am Civil Service but it asks for an NHS email address!


frugl4life
Civil servants - really? My wife's a civil servant so I'd defo get this if she's entitled. Is there a different link for this, or do you use the NHS one?


Check your Private messages :thumbsup:
banned#39
Pipcola
Lurker not a poster but here goes anyway.

NHS staff are NOT civil servants.


sorry technically NHS are council workers! still serve us though the civilians! :?
#40
anyone know if Sodexho workers can get this as they make up a lot of hospital workers.

thanks in advance

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