snow scorpion wrote:Most (if not all) of the new Dells have this notice. Dell is selling computers without word processing software?I know I can download AbiWord for free so it's no big deal. But what's the point of not including MS Word on new computers? Microsoft Works INCLUDES word processing software. The notice is so people don't complain afterwards that they thought they were getting Word. Works 8 and Works Suite are different and it was confusing. If you want Word, go buy Office for Students and Teachers for $125 or so which includes Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint for THREE COMPUTERS.
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snow scorpion wrote:"... and it was confusing."Confusing is right. Dell's website says Microsoft Works 8 does not include MS Word. But Microsoft's website says Works 8 DOES include MS Word. No it doesn't, see below.http://www.microsoft.com/products/works/ProductDetails.aspx?pid=002As I understand it Works Suite 2006 contains 6 programs:1. works 82. money 2006 standard3. encarta encyclopedia standard4. streets & trips 2006 essentials5. digital image 2006 standard6. MS word 2002And Works 8 contains:Word processor - but this isn't Word, it's a word processor. Doesn't say MS Word anywhere...spreadsheetdatabaseemail No, but Outlook Express is part of Windows. Internet Explorer No, but IE is part of Windows. Calendarpowerpoint No, PowerPoint VIEWER. Big difference. rickmktg, I'm not trying to give you a hard time. I'm just trying to make sense of all of this.http://www.microsoft.com/products/works/ProductDetails.aspx?pid=002&active_tab=Compare
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Bay Wolf wrote:Straight from Microsoft as to what Works and Works Suite has. Same link as provided above a day before... :smileywink:
snow scorpion wrote:Ok, thanks. It's probably that WordPad program in Works 8.Dell should probably make it clear to potential customers that Works 8 and Works Suite 2006 are two different products that contain different programs. The note "Includes Microsoft Works 8. DOES NOT INCLUDE MS WORD" is too vague to make sense to anyone who isn't thoroughly familiar MS products.Thanks everyone.WordPad is part of XP. Works8 includes Works wordprocessor. The confusion and ambiguity is due to our friends in Seattle.
rickmktg wrote:Bay Wolf wrote:Straight from Microsoft as to what Works and Works Suite has. Same link as provided above a day before... :smileywink: