I have a copy of office 2003.
You can have the assistant not install as well as some of the more bad 
features, but you are right on later versions.
At 02:30 a.m. 19/08/2008, you wrote:
>Hi Shaun,
>The thing is I had the 60 day trial of MS Office 2007, and I personally
>thought it sucked. I can't stand the new menu strip thing they added to
>replace the standard menu bar. Not only that MS has been adding a lot of
>junk to Office for the last 10 years like the not so friendly Office
>Assistant that loves to pop up and get in your way. I always have to
>kill that thing before using Word, Excel, and Acccess.
>The thing I like about Open Office and Sun Star Office is they are
>compatible with MS Office documents, but come with all the good features
>of the MS Offfice package, and leaves out the unnecessary garbage like
>MS Offfice Asssistant to name one.
>Oh, and did I mention that Sun Star Offfice is written in Java, and it
>can be installed and run on any OS that has a Java runtime and the Java
>Access Bridge. Mac OS comes with the Java access bridge pre-installed,
>the bridge can be compiled and installed on Ubuntu, and Windows and Jaws
>work with Star Offfice so it is not a bad option if you want to get away
>from MS Offfice.
>
>On Mon, 2008-08-18 at 19:07 +1200, shaun everiss wrote:
>> I have ms office.
>> I used to use it in tech.
>> However most stuff is now all opensource, in programming class I used 
>> devpascan and freepascal 2 opensource things, I don't think they would mind 
>> if I showed up with openoffice.
>
>
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