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Student Deal: Office 2008 for Mac £35.89

MichaelPlace Avatar
8y, 9m agoFound 8 years, 9 months ago
£37.45. Student deal only (or parents/guardians of students) you just have to select your institution from a list.

You don't get a fully boxed version you just get the CD and presumably the CD key. As I remember I originally found the website through a link from the Microsoft website itself so it is legit.

The copy is yours for life too, it doesn't expire at the point you no longer become a student.

Enjoy.

p.s. first post so if it's wrong - my bad
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#1
Thanks for this, not sure if I'll upgrade from 2004, but I'll look in to it.
#2
what a ho-tastic deal
#3
Be very careful with this, the 2008 student version doesn't work with Exchange servers so if, for instance, you use a college email account you'll need to buy the full version. Colleges aren't informing their students of this problem 'til it's too late and there is no upgrade path so you'll have to pay full whack for another copy.
#4
it is the FULL standard version, not the student and teacher version.

It's the standard version bought under a student license.
#5
Why pay?! http://www.openoffice.org as in the Google toolkit
#6
This is a pretty killer deal.

Although if you want something for free there is always the Mac native port of Open Office called NeoOffice.
http://www.neooffice.org
#7
b1g1an
Be very careful with this, the 2008 student version doesn't work with Exchange servers so if, for instance, you use a college email account you'll need to buy the full version. Colleges aren't informing their students of this problem 'til it's too late and there is no upgrade path so you'll have to pay full whack for another copy.


Only if the college/uni email is on an exchange server. Mine isn't and it works fine with 2008.
#8
scoobeesnac
Why pay?! http://www.openoffice.org as in the Google toolkit


The Mac version of Openoffice is junk, its not an OSX native app you have to run it on X11 which means its poo and the menus and stuff dont work like Mac apps should. Neo Office is the only Mac port of Open Office worth using. At least until OO3 is out.
#9
A word of warning: if you use macros (and any real basic stuff), you won't be able to use them in 2008 - stick to the 2004 version. MS got lazy and dropped real basic support I believe which has put me off using it, even though 2004 is a little sluggish on the Intel macs. Having said that, 2008 isn't meant to be much quicker on the intel macs over 2004 :(

(first post :) )
#10
I use Neo Office and it's not that good I'm afraid.
#11
belovedmonster
The Mac version of Openoffice is junk, its not an OSX native app you have to run it on X11 which means its poo and the menus and stuff dont work like Mac apps should. Neo Office is the only Mac port of Open Office worth using. At least until OO3 is out.


Yeah what he said :D the openoffice version for mac is complete and utter garbage.

I hate MS, but I've got to admit their office software is the best there is out of the ones I've used. (with the exception of the windows 2007 version which is god awful)
#12
If you are a student, check to see if your college or uni is part of the microsoft accademic alliance. If they are, they can provide you with a link, username and password to access a page where you can download loads of microsoft products such as XP, various incarnations of vista, office, visual studio etc etc loads of stuff and all for freeeee :) im at brighton uni and we have it there.
#13
Go iWork '08! Whilst Numbers is a little basic, Keynote wipes the floor with Powerpoint in every possible way and Pages is pretty straightforward... although I still prefer Word.

Good deal
#14
I don't know why people are voting this cold, it's a £250 piece of software for £37, it's an amazing deal. It doesn't matter whether you like the product or not.

Never got into iWork personally, only regularly use word, and i know pages (the iWork equiv) is a bit basic still.
#15
Good spot! Voted hot though wont be going for it myself...

Great price for the full version! but I'm happy with iWork 08 and after all the years of having to use Microsoft 'bloaterware' office suites on my Macs I'm not tempted to go back to it. However if you're looking for an Office suite, are eligible and you haven't been stung by Microsoft Office in its previous incarnations then I'd recommend this offer!
#16
Word 2008 takes about a year to load on my MacBook. My favourite way to produce a document (on any platform) is using TeX, specifically, MacTeX on my Mac :)

It does beautiful typesetting for academic documents.
#17
Thanks, will give this a go
#18
Stick with 2004 unless there's something really special you want out of the new version. 2008 is really clunky and slow - that's on 2.4 Macbook Pro with 4GB RAM!!
#19
andyroo
If you are a student, check to see if your college or uni is part of the microsoft accademic alliance. If they are, they can provide you with a link, username and password to access a page where you can download loads of microsoft products such as XP, various incarnations of vista, office, visual studio etc etc loads of stuff and all for freeeee :) im at brighton uni and we have it there.


MS Office is not included under the academic alliance programme. MS Access and Outlook are but no other office products, let alone office for mac!
1 Like #20
Saw this the other day actually, but thought it sounded suss, so left it. Anyway been lurking around here for ages and it came up again so went for it. This particular version has full exchange server support so there shouldn't be any issues. As much as I don't like M$ this is too good to miss.
#21
this offer has all ready been posted on here http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/166023/microsoft-office-2008-for-mac-35-89 :thumbsup:
#22
dm042455;1844757
this offer has all ready been posted on here http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/166023/microsoft-office-2008-for-mac-35-89 :thumbsup:


That was 3 days ago... this post is from a month ago, please do not expire things wrongly...
#23
if you look mine was actually first, I have no idea why it has popped back up on the feed well over a month later
#24
Or you can download it for £0.

Hot deal if you're not into that though, I guess.
#25
JDRM
Or you can download it for £0.

Hot deal if you're not into that though, I guess.

how and where??

I've got the MAJOR problem that I can't install anything off a disc onto my NEW PC because althought it arrived in Dec 07, it had a faulty disc drive which they've still not sent me a package to return it in (the drive). So they wont sent me a new one til they send a packet I can return it in, I return it, they get etc.......

I'm a student nurse. I have been struggling no ends with no Microsoft software on this thing, all cause I can't install it
1 Like #26
WeeWifie,

you can download a windows version of office 2007 for £39 ish i think it is, the download is quite large but would mean you can install it without a DVD/CD drive.

it's available on a microsoft website called http://www.theultimatesteal.co.uk/

If you're a mac user the above link won't help.
1 Like #27
WeeWifie
how and where??

I've got the MAJOR problem that I can't install anything off a disc onto my NEW PC because althought it arrived in Dec 07, it had a faulty disc drive which they've still not sent me a package to return it in (the drive). So they wont sent me a new one til they send a packet I can return it in, I return it, they get etc.......

I'm a student nurse. I have been struggling no ends with no Microsoft software on this thing, all cause I can't install it

Torrent sites like miniova and the pirate bay?
If you're new to torrenting just use a guide like this one http://www.ehow.com/how_2054135_use-utorrent.html


Sharing is caring :thumbsup:
#28
Is using torrent not just the same as pirating software?
#29
Firstly, why ask questions negatively? E.g. "Is doing such and such NOT the same as such and such?" Instead, just say, "Is doing such and such the same as doing such and such?". It's bizarre how since a few years ago people are all asking questions negatively.

Anyway. YES. To torrent software is to pirate it (assuming it is copyrighted). However, most people do it regardless, because t*ssers like Microsoft bully their way to a monopoly and then produce average software and charge about £500 a pop for it. I'm sorry, but being able to buy a computer for less than one piece of software is INSANE. It's just greed. I salute anybody who pirates artificially-expensive software. Also, go-fast, nobody will ever know that you are pirating it, so it's insane not to.

Finally. This deal is cold, because I don't have a Mac. (Lol) :)

Disclaimer: I don't condone piracy of any kind.
banned#30
its a nice offer, thinking about to buy one for myself

thanks
#31
gofast
Is using torrent not just the same as pirating software?

yeah it is... however. I do HAVE the software here, that I've already bought (got with the brand new PC). I just can't install it coz the disc drives faulty. So I think that means I can legally download it, and install it on my PC that way. Because I have it already that's been paid for.
#32
WeeWifie
yeah it is... however. I do HAVE the software here, that I've already bought (got with the brand new PC). I just can't install it coz the disc drives faulty. So I think that means I can legally download it, and install it on my PC that way. Because I have it already that's been paid for.


That's as good an excuse as any.
#33
Great Deal! Voted Hot!

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