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I'm an XP user looking at an offer of a 15.6" laptop with i5 processor, 4GB ram and Windows 7 professional for 400. Does Win 7 pro come with anything useful, like MS Word & Excel, Internet Explorer and a substitute for Outlook Express ? What's the advantage of the professional version of Win 7 OS ?
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Jim Hawkins wrote:

get the cheapest option and then install Linux which does come with all of the above.

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The Natural Philosopher wrote:

Which version of Linux comes with MS Word & Excel?
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John Price wrote:

Open office which is 'like MS Word & Excel', as the OP asked

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"Sounds like a Golf" but isn't exactly the same thing.
I don't think the "like" was meant in the way you interpret.
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Frank Kelly wrote:

he said "Does Win 7 pro come with anything useful, like MS Word & Excel"
Note the comma. It has to be useful AND it has to be like MS word or Excel.
Now its well known that neither are useful except to earn money for Microsoft so it can only mean one thing: he wants something useful that does the same thing as word and excel purport to do but actually IS useful..
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If he meant actual WORD or Excel he shouldn't have put a comma in.
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A good example of why legal documents shouldn't contain commas - they can mean whatever you want them to mean.
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I thought that comma became part of british leyland or DAF
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geoff wrote:

No: Commer was taken over by Peugot. By a very tortuous route involving the Rootes group and Humber
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commer
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On 11/05/2012 00:08, geoff wrote:

Frank Muir told the story that when he was in Iceland with the RAF during WWII, his vehicle broke down. He called his CO and informed him that the Commer had come to a full stop.
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It marked a low period in his life.
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Microsoft supply Windows Live - the replacement for Outlook Express and IE9 as a free download - there is none of that in W7 (any form). Word and Excel are in Office 10 - for lots of dosh. Morgan Computers have that kind of laptop for a lot less than that. The Pro version of W7 has better stuff for sharing but for most people Home is enough.
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On 09/05/2012 16:20, Geoff Pearson wrote:

It is worth doing your homework to determine if the i5 CPU version is a match for how you will use the laptop ie trading speed vs battery life. Not all i5s are created equal. Worth looking around carefully to get optimum value for money and match you usage profile.
FWIW Win 7 home premium 64 and a better CPU would be my suggestion.

The only other thing you can do is run XP programs under Win7 Pro with slightly less hassle. "Comparison" by MS is amusingly out of date:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/products/compare
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On 09/05/2012 16:36, Martin Brown wrote:

"Better" than an i5?
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On 10/05/2012 09:25, Lee wrote:

There are lots of different i5 xxxxM versions spanning a range of performance. The slowest i5 you could get lumbered with would be something like an old i5 430M @ 2.27GHz or so. The current high end mobile i5 2540M @ 2.6GHz and is a fair bit faster than the early chips.
i7 is also better but the price vs performance gain is probably not worth it on a laptop.
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On Wed, 09 May 2012 16:36:50 +0100, Martin Brown

In what way is it out of date?
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On Wed, 9 May 2012 16:20:02 +0100, "Geoff Pearson"

A student/home user Microsoft Office 2010 3 users licence cost about 80 from Amazon.

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I'm an XP user looking at an offer of a 15.6" laptop with i5 processor, 4GB

I am getting to grips with Win 7 and its not too bad. The main annoyance is many options have been re-named for no apparent reason. You won't get word or Excel with it but "Open Office" does all the same stuff with similar commands and can be downloaded free of charge.
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On Wed, 9 May 2012 16:25:37 +0100, "Muddymike"

Open Office is OK until you get files that have been made with real thing.
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When you have shelled out an arm and a leg for M$ Office and then someone uses a later version you are well and truly stuffed until you hand over shedloads of money to Bill & Co.
The days of paying for this type of software are long gone. The days of being pissed about with 'activation' are on their last legs too.
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