Is anyone interested in a world with free Microsoft Office?
I've logged onto my Live.com account (called "Windows Live") and created my first Excel spreadsheet. And I haven't paid a dime toward an Office license fee, nor am I breaking any license agreements or stealing or co-opting any software.
See "Office" there? Go to Live.com - sponsored by Microsoft - and sign up for a free account. You can use any email address for your account.
I use Robert@helpforthePC.com.
So buy that new PC or netbook - or dare I say tablet - without Office, but continue to work with Microsoft Office - online! You can save files on local drives, if you like. I recommend that, of course. Feel free to use the convenience of online storage, though. But you're responsible for your own backups!
Windows Live has changed the Office link to SkyDrive. Hover over it, a drop-down box appears, and there's Word, Excel, PowerPoint:
Click SkyDrive, and you're in the cloud version of Office.
Call me if you have any questions about setting up a Live profile.