Microsoft Sucks Rancid Monkey Balls

They never tire of trying to improve my life. In the last couple of months, they decided to market their popular Office suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc) as a pay per service with monthly rental fees instead of the old way of doing it, you buy it and keep it.

Problem is, when Office 365 installs, it kills off any previous versions on your computer. I used to have office 2010 and was perfectly happy with it. Not no more. POOF. Gone.

Nor can I reinstall it. I installed it back in 2010 using this thing called “the internet” instead of getting a DVD at the local office supply store. But since that time, Microsoft (may they burn in hell) has decided to no longer support that version. So I cannot re-install it. Even though I have an apparently useless product Key.

I don’t want to be tied to renting software services for the rest of my life. I am already doing that for electricity, cable/internet, streaming and phones. I reject the death by a thousand cuts where everything is rented and nothing is owned.

MS (may they never get laid again) has stolen from me the value of the product I already bought from them.

I will try to find a copy of office 2016 at a reasonable price (probably should have updated anyway, really, 2010 was a long time ago in software years).

Failing that, there is still OpenOffice, the freeware (and worth every penny). If you are going to be ideologically pure, purity has a cost. I took a look at this and it also looks like it hasn’t been updated since 2010.

I suspect they are going to do the same with their operating system and force everyone into Windows 11. I Do Not Want. If that happens, I may have to go Linux.

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9 Responses to Microsoft Sucks Rancid Monkey Balls

  1. John D says:

    Microsoft are the best reason to pray the entire west coast slips under water and soon.

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  2. Reg says:

    Try LibreOffice. Totally free and works very much like your older version of Microsoft Orifice. 🙂

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  3. Chumlee says:

    Still have old 2007 MS Office Pro.
    WIn 10 tries to set it up every time I bring it up, so I just end setup and Word appears.
    That’s about all I use these days.
    And yes, my first time travel trip will be to insure Bill Gates doesn’t survive.

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  4. Heresolong says:

    I still have Office 2013 installed. Every time it suggests I upgrade I politely decline. I have disks though. My dad bought them and then gave them to me when he moved to a newer version.

    I installed MX Linux on an old laptop recently, just to play. I like it but there are some things I am struggling with (financial software and migrating my old emails being the main two I have stumbled across so far). Super stable though and much faster than my laptop with Windows 10 installed.

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  5. Asm 826 says:

    OpenOffice latest stable release is from October of 2021. I use it for everything, it opens all the Microsoft file formats and is more of an office suite than I need. https://www.openoffice.org/download/index.html

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