Any`windows 10 users. mail setup and ham use

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  1. K4KYV

    K4KYV Subscriber QRZ Page

    When I got my newest Win7 computer, they gave me a choice of M$ Word subscription edition with an annual renewal fee, or a one-time licence that's supposed to work for all eternity, that cost about $100 IIRC. They heavily promoted the subscription version as the default, but I opted to pay up front for the permanent licence.
     
  2. KT1F

    KT1F Ham Member QRZ Page

    There are free online versions of MS Office apps that you can get to from Outlook.com. I guess they're "light", limited feature versions of the paid online versions but they're more than enough for lots of home use. They look like the real thing to me. I just can't be bothered with the hassle of most locally installed apps these days when these and the equivalent Google apps are free so you can use the money to buy ice cream instead. They run in any modern browser so they work fine on Linux.

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  3. WQ2H

    WQ2H QRZ Lifetime Member #214 Life Member Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    Glad to hear there are others who have had zero issues with Win10.

    I was beginning to think I did something wrong......:)

    The only thing I didn't like was the necessity to reinstall all your programs when changing over from Win7. But after I did, everything worked fine, infinitely faster, including Office 365 and just about all of my programs.

    73
    Jim, WQ2H

     
  4. W4NNF

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    For Windows? No. I wouldn't doubt they may roll out a hand-holding customer support service, though...and for some it might be a Good Thing. You can buy support on Office, and they have other plans regarding Office as well.

    If I didn't need Office for my professional work, I'd be very happy with something similar on Linux (or Windows). I liked Google Docs and the rest of their "office" apps when they rolled them out.
     
  5. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Diskless computers are back on the rise.

    Smart terminals.
     
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  6. WQ2H

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  7. KB9BVN

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    Office 365 for $99 a year is a deal folks. You get all the Office apps, online or installed locally on up to 5 computers. PLUS you get up to 5 1TB Onedrives (cloud storage) which make decent backup targets and gets your data into the hands of the evil empire but outta your house. Free upgrades, online support.
     
  8. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    What happens if the internet goes down or gets hacked by Russia ?

    Are you on cloud 9 ?
     
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  9. KB9BVN

    KB9BVN Ham Member QRZ Page

    Apps and data are on my local computer...data is backed up to my One Drive.
     
  10. KB9BVN

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    Microsoft says in a few more years the only way to get their OS will be SaaS - Software as a Service that you will subscribe to...by the month or the year.

    Will it fly? Wait and see.
     

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