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 Post subject: Ashampoo Office 2008 - big discount
PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 8:43 am 
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Just came across a great offer from Ashampoo: Office 2008 for only 5$ (full price is 60$).
Why I'm mentioning this here:
    "Ashampoo Office 2008 has one decisive advantage over other office suites. You can install it on a USB stick and take it with you wherever you go. If you want to use another computer in the office, your laptop at home, the PC in the hotel lobby or the Internet café terminal, it's enough to just plug in the USB stick and continue your office work seamlessly. Installation unnecessary. "

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For these who don't know: It's rebranded SoftMaker Office.

Cool.

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 Post subject: Re: Ashampoo Office 2008 - big discount
PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 6:29 am 
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Now you can get this software for free.
Read about this offer here: http://for-free-on-internet.com/2009/07/ashampoo-office-2008-for-windows-4-free-again/

Have a nice day :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Ashampoo Office 2008 - big discount
PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 9:35 am 
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Ennovy wrote:
Now you can get this software for free.
Read about this offer here: http://for-free-on-internet.com/2009/07/ashampoo-office-2008-for-windows-4-free-again/

Have a nice day :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Ashampoo Office 2008 - big discount
PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 1:16 pm 
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Seems to work -- grab it while its available.

Recommend running basic NTFS compression on the directory, especially if you install the extra translations install. Cuts file size almost in half.

I didn't have the ability to put it on a USB drive and try it out on another computer but I did install in a non-standard directory (on the desktop) and then moved the folder somewhere else. Seemed to work fine, although the settings are still pointing to a created local \My Documents folder for templates. Far from stealth. Edit: Ennovy covers this in the next entry below -- scroll down.

So ... good stuff. Always nice to have another program that will try to open MS Office files. So far I prefer the presentation progam and spreadsheets program over OpenOffice's offering. Also, starts much faster and uses less RAM than OpenOffice.

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 Post subject: Re: Ashampoo Office 2008 - big discount
PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 1:20 pm 
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After installation you can run usbstick.exe to create portable version in desired folder

webfork wrote:
Seems to work -- grab it while its available.

I didn't have the ability to put it on a USB drive and try it out on another computer but I did install in a non-standard directory (on the desktop) and then moved the folder somewhere else. Seemed to work fine, although the settings are still pointing to a created local \My Documents folder for templates. Far from stealth.

So ... good stuff. Always nice to have another program that will try to open MS Office files. So far I prefer the presentation progam and spreadsheets program over OpenOffice's offering. Also, starts much faster and uses less RAM than OpenOffice.

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 Post subject: Re: Ashampoo Office 2008 - big discount
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I tried it too some time ago and it didn't work - I guess they patched it.
Ennovy, if you have the working version, could you please check whether the license lets you share it? ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Ashampoo Office 2008 - big discount
PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 1:37 am 
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These are the license terms I can find:
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You can install it on an arbitrary number of computers, but only one user may run the program at any given time.

I don't know if that's what you mean.

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I tried it too some time ago and it didn't work - I guess they patched it.
Ennovy, if you have the working version, could you please check whether the license lets you share it? ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Ashampoo Office 2008 - big discount
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m^(2) wrote:
I tried it too some time ago and it didn't work - I guess they patched it.
Ennovy, if you have the working version, could you please check whether the license lets you share it? ;)


It worked just fine for me yesterday. :)

I installed it under Sandboxie and used the "create copy on USB stick" link in the Start Menu. The portable version created a ton of registry cruft on first run, but none of it was settings - settings are stored in a subfolder of the application folder.


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 Post subject: Re: Ashampoo Office 2008 - big discount
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works for me

i like it more than open office, faster and smaller
might not have as much, but for word typing/powerpoints its good enough for me


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 Post subject: Re: Ashampoo Office 2008 - big discount
PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 10:15 am 
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Indeed, it works, I don't know what did I do wrong back then. :D

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 Post subject: Until Christmas, you can get SoftMaker FreeOffice for free
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Greets,
I got an email today, from the good folks at http://www.softmaker.com/english/ as follows:

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Load and Help: Until Christmas, you can get FreeOffice for free and do good at the same time!
Dear SoftMaker customer:

Christmas comes early this year!

From now until December 24, you can download SoftMaker FreeOffice for Windows and Linux for free – and help needy people at the same time: For every download, SoftMaker donates 10 Euro cents to charity and development projects around the world.

SoftMaker FreeOffice is a full-featured office suite for home and business use. And if you later decide you want even more features, you can switch to its commercial version, SoftMaker Office.

Spread the word! Tell friends and co-workers about our Load and Help 2012 campaign. We want to set a new record for donations this year!

Visit the Load and Help campaign page http://www.loadandhelp.com/

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