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Office Professional 2003 (Excel, Outlook, Word, Po&hellip by Microsoft Software
115 of 127 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars No longer of any value, 29 Jan 2006
I've been using Microsoft Office on a professional, daily basis for twelve years (I earn my living by writing, so I "live" in Microsoft Word for extended periods during the day).
But recently I've stopped using Microsoft Office products altogether, for the simple reason that the latest release of OpenOffice is now every bit as good. It uses open-standard file formats, can read/write Microsoft Office file formats, and is built by a reputable company (Sun Microsystems). It can even write Adobe PDF documents - which is very useful. Most remarkably of all, it costs absolutely nothing! It is a completely free download off the Internet from it's own official web site… Read more
FrontPage 2002 by Microsoft Software
FrontPage 2002 by Microsoft Software
16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Think twice before buying FrontPage 2002. Most of the reviews here are written by novices who are easily impressed with something like FrontPage because it lets them make a pretty "My First Website" in a quick and easy way (at a very high price).
Once you've realised how embarrasingly childish your web site looks, turning it into something more professional is very difficult indeed. Worse still, many special features require your web hosting service to change their servers over to using (you guessed it) Microsoft software, under the pressure from users of FrontPage!
Another major issue with FrontPage 2002 is that it generates poor quality web code (HTML). This results in your web… Read more
Yamada DVD-2600 Multi-region Capable DVD Player by Yamada
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, 12 May 2004
Picture quality is sharp, it's easy to use, stylish, and represents amazing value for money. The price is incredible, but as a bonus, the unit still LOOKS expensive. I've not fully tested the sound output but initial impressions are that the sound quality is very good. Amazon's instructions for multi-region are wrong - you have to follow the instructions from another reviewer (i.e. type 2812 with the drawer open and choose region 9). Note that the product description here is out of date. The unit currently shipping has been updated and now has a bright LED display on the front panel. The instruction manual is incorrect (presumably out-of-date) on a couple of points, but you barely need a… Read more

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