Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac £35.89 @ Software4Students RRP £250
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Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac £35.89 @ Software4Students RRP £250

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Found 3rd Apr 2008Made hot 3rd Apr 2008
Simplify your day at work. Achieve more with the power of reinvented Office for Mac.

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Easy-to-use, powerful tools make it easy to create fantastic looking documents-from dynamic presentations to stunning reports and engaging communications.

* Word
* Excel
* PowerPoint
* Entourage
* Microsoft Server
* Exchange Support
* Automator Actions for Workflows in Microsoft Office

System Requirements

* Processor: A Mac computer with an Intel, PowerPC G5, or PowerPC G4 (500 MHz or faster) processor
* Operating System: Mac OS X version 10.4.9 or later
* Memory: 512 MB of RAM or more
* 1.5 GB of available hard disk space
* Hard Disk: HFS+ hard disk format (also known as Mac OS Extended or HFS Plus)
* Drives: DVD drive or connection to a local area network (if installing over a network)
* Display: 1024 x 768 or higher-resolution monitor

Entourage and certain features require Internet access (fees may apply) For Office 2008 for Mac and Office 2008 for Mac Special Media Editions: Connectivity to Microsoft Exchange Server 2000 or later is required for certain advanced functionality in Entourage 2008. Additional items or services required to use certain features:

* Modem: 14.4 Kbps or higher.
* Internet Access: Internet connection through either an Internet service provider (ISP) or a network. Internet access might require a separate fee to an ISP; local or long-distance telephone charges might also apply

35 Comments

do u not have to be a student to buy?????

I was gonna ask the same thing

Good price - average seems to be around £80. I think you are supposed to be a student, but since there is no verification how can they check? There was also Office 2007 for Vista for £48. I need both - could get them both for the price of one from here - as long as you can live without the box......

why is it so cheap?

Greetings.

It is so cheap because it is an educational licence and I would assume that there is verification because one has to input which educational establishment you (or your children) attend.

If you are a student you can get an official version of the microsoft word/excel package etc. ]here from theultimate steal which is a special offer being run by Microsoft until the end of this month. Its only £12.98 for a 1 year licence or £38.95 for a licence forever. I know its a bit more expensice but its an official deal rather than this slightly dodgy deal that could be stopped if MS realise that you aren't an educational facility.

You require a personnel university e-mail address

Original Poster

tonyd19565;1828109

You require a personnel university e-mail address



You dont need a university email address to order this item or any of the other items on the webside.

It saids on there webside on the top of the page
No student card, student e-mail address or student id required. Just login, pick your software and checkout!

Hi

I ordered from them last time this deal was posted.
Goods arrived and worked fine.
I can recommend them.
Buy and enjoy the saving:-D

Goods arrived and worked fine.



This may be a silly question but could you use this on more than one computer?

wilbur7;1828436

This may be a silly question but could you use this on more than one … This may be a silly question but could you use this on more than one computer?



It comes with a serial number that you enter when you install.
I have installed previous versions of office on a couple of different machines with no trouble. Don't know about this version but worth a try.

I thought MAC owners had a bit more savvy than to buy MS software.

legally you need to be a student to use this

the site is down at the mo, but I am sure it says something along the lines of "if you have someone living in the house who is in full time education, or employed in education" then you are eligible.

link is not working for me

Original Poster

rodman;1829443

link is not working for me



Webside is working again now

wish it did say

who is in full time education, or employed in education

its only those who are in education, not those employed by education

so fine for students, teachers aren't entitled

I have bought from them before and the rules are that you or someone within your household must be attending school (i.e. 5 - 18 or University/College). Definitely the cheapest place to get Office 2008 for Macs, if you are or have a child who is a student!

Excellent Deal...

dm042455;1828226

You dont need a university email address to order this item or any of the … You dont need a university email address to order this item or any of the other items on the webside. It saids on there webside on the top of the page No student card, student e-mail address or student id required. Just login, pick your software and checkout!



The website insists that you give the name of the student and select their school from a list before you can order. Therefore easy for them to check and not a free-for-all. Still, a good deal if you or your kids are at school/college/uni.

Remember that with this software - if you are not a student or member of an educational establishment, then buying this software is absolutely no different to buying or downloading pirated versions off bit torrent or usenet etc. In addition, the licencee of the software must be the one at the school/uni etc - so for example you can't be a parent who has a child at school and buy this unless you are buying it for them, and they are the primary user - thats not covered by the licence.

Educational software is licenced to students/teachers etc only, and for people who fall into that category its a great deal

If I buy the Vista Ultimate upgrade (I am a student btw!) do I need Vista on my machine already in order to upgrade? Will it work if I am upgrading from XP?

sicknote;1828999

I thought MAC owners had a bit more savvy than to buy MS software.




Nahhh thats Linux users :thumbsup:

People who want the office suite on a mac without paying the price of microsoft office could try the neo office, its not for everyone but worth a look. neooffice.org/neo…php

Spud211;1830362

Remember that with this software - if you are not a student or member of … Remember that with this software - if you are not a student or member of an educational establishment, then buying this software is absolutely no different to buying or downloading pirated versions off bit torrent or usenet etc. In addition, the licencee of the software must be the one at the school/uni etc - so for example you can't be a parent who has a child at school and buy this unless you are buying it for them, and they are the primary user - thats not covered by the licence.Educational software is licenced to students/teachers etc only, and for people who fall into that category its a great deal



What bunkem. You do not have to be a student to buy this software. This offer is openly intended for use by both students AND PARENTS, and it's perfectly legitimate for either to make the purchase. That's why they make it easy to do so! Although the software is formally licenced to the student, who retains ownership, it doesn't matter who actually uses it within the home, or how often. The vendor's registration confirms this:-
"Any home user can benefit from these discounts providing that you know or are the guardian of someone in any level of education."

As for teachers and staff, they have nothing to do with this offer - they are covered by separate Microsoft "Work at Home" schemes.
microsoft.com/uk/…spx

If you know anyone that works for the NHS (and has an NHS email address) you can always get Office 2007 for £17 ][COLOR="Red"]here[/COLOR]

Northerner;1830515

What bunkem. You do not have to be a student to buy this software. This … What bunkem. You do not have to be a student to buy this software. This offer is openly intended for use by both students AND PARENTS, and it's perfectly legitimate for either to make the purchase. That's why they make it easy to do so! Although the software is formally licenced to the student, who retains ownership, it doesn't matter who actually uses it within the home, or how often. The vendor's registration confirms this:-"Any home user can benefit from these discounts providing that you know or are the guardian of someone in any level of education."As for teachers and staff, they have nothing to do with this offer - they are covered by separate Microsoft "Work at Home" schemes. http://www.microsoft.com/uk/education/buy/licensing/buying.mspx



I didn't say that you had to be a student to buy it - but that to be covered by the licence you have to be one. Buying one just because you have a child at school for example would be seen as a breach of the licence if it is for the parents personal use..end of. Parents can buy it for their child ofc and still use it if it not intended solely for the parents personal usage - and i suspect that they mention parents specifically as most school children can't afford to buy it themselves

edit: note that this applies at time of purchase, as its a perpetual licence

Its largely an academic point anyway as its not as if Microsoft will come knocking on your door, but if the primary user is not a student when you get the licence then the licence isn't valid.

Exchange support is not part of the Student package. That is only available on the Standard or Special Media versions, which should not be sold under student licences. What is actually being sold here?

I wonder why the earlier 2004 version for the mac is more expensive.

Maybe because it has a black box! ooooooh
like the black and white macbooks - the black's more expensive!

here's the link to the £44 2004 version for comparison!
software4students.co.uk/Pro…D=8

greg_68;1830536

If you know anyone that works for the NHS (and has an NHS email address) … If you know anyone that works for the NHS (and has an NHS email address) you can always get Office 2007 for £17 ][COLOR="Red"]here[/COLOR]


and they now offer (from 1st April) Office for the Mac 2008 for the same price.

FYI This is the full version of Office, and not the Home & Student edition which contains three licenses. Viglen also offer this suite for around £50.

sicknote;1828999

I thought MAC owners had a bit more savvy than to buy MS software.



It's Mac not MAC. Mac is not an ]acronym, it's short for Macintosh.

sicknote;1828999

I thought MAC owners had a bit more savvy than to buy MS software.



Thanks for the comment.
We Mac users also accept that we have to use MS products. Product meets my needs so why would I not use it? I also use Numbers & Pages as an alternative.:-D

amy1984;1827801

why is it so cheap?

Because it's the crack dealer's first fix. Spooked by brilliant free alternatives such as ]OpenOffice (which use a file format that can interoperate with other products), Microsoft is desperate to get the young (i.e. students) hooked on its software. Only when it is too late do they find out that all their documents are in a proprietary, closed format, and they are forced forever more to buy overpriced Microsoftware to be able to access their own data - and even then, there is no guarantee...

got mine delivered, it's great piece of kits. Thanks for posting :thumbsup:

Forgive me for asking, I've just bought a copy of this so thanks for the post, but could I buy another copy and be able to use it on another Mac?

I only ask as a friend of mine also has a Mac and would like a copy of Office 2008, so was wondering if I'd be able to place a second order for him as he doesn't know anyone in education. Would this still work on his Mac or is there any registration info that you have to enter when installing the software? Ta very much.
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