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goosey
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free programs?

Postby goosey » Sat Jul 31, 2010 9:29 pm

my undergrad used to give out copies of microsoft office to all students for free--any ideas if this is common practice for law schools? Im about to buy a laptop online and am wondering if I should throw the microsoft office bundle in there or not

theantiscalia
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Re: free programs?

Postby theantiscalia » Sat Jul 31, 2010 9:39 pm

I don't know about free, but most school sell it at a substantial discount. ND sells it for $50 (the full version), and my sister's school sells it for $15. Several of my friends have mentioned prices closer to what my sister got.

Hope that helps.

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Re: free programs?

Postby goosey » Sat Jul 31, 2010 9:42 pm

theantiscalia wrote:I don't know about free, but most school sell it at a substantial discount. ND sells it for $50 (the full version), and my sister's school sells it for $15. Several of my friends have mentioned prices closer to what my sister got.

Hope that helps.



great, thanks!

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Re: free programs?

Postby leobowski » Sun Aug 01, 2010 7:46 pm

You should definitely contact your school's IT department or look on their website. Many schools have free or deeply discounted versions of Office, Windows, etc. Make sure you get a version of Office that includes OneNote, and also think about getting Windows 7 if you don't already have it.

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Re: free programs?

Postby kazu » Sun Aug 01, 2010 7:58 pm

leobowski wrote:You should definitely contact your school's IT department or look on their website. Many schools have free or deeply discounted versions of Office, Windows, etc. Make sure you get a version of Office that includes OneNote, and also think about getting Windows 7 if you don't already have it.

I heart Windows 7 :oops:

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Re: free programs?

Postby inchoate_con » Sun Aug 01, 2010 9:14 pm

Office 2010 pro $60 for me.

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Re: free programs?

Postby goosey » Mon Aug 02, 2010 7:32 am

for future reference: I found out from BLS that we get Microsoft Office for free upon request (incoming students only)--I'll double check on the version though.

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Re: free programs?

Postby OGR3 » Mon Aug 02, 2010 8:17 am

Pitt provides free copies of Windows XP, Vista and 7 (ultimate in either 32 or 64 bit), Mac OS X, Office for both Mac and PC, Norton anti-virus software, and a host of other programs. It's pretty sweet, and a much better program than at my undergrad.




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