[quote]Originally posted by SledgeHammer:
<strong>I'm a college student, I don't exactly have huge amounts of disposable income, I can't afford to buy Office X now that it exists, not to mention some of the other stuff i have, and forget about all the little shareware games and things that I have had for years and will never, ever run in X. Not only that, but I don't really
have any desire to shell out the 20 bucks or whatever it is to upgrade to 10.1, mostly because I was really displeased with X. </strong>
<strong> X looks
great, but I'll be running whaatever the latest version of 9 is until I don't really know when.</strong><hr></blockquote>
Welcome to the bleeding edge.
It soulds like you would
be a lot happier never seeing X again.
That's fine if you want to stay in 9 for a while... but did it occur to you that it's going to cost you a LOT more to get your X software if you wait? By the time you come around to using X regularly, some companies will not be offering the same upgrade price on your out-of-date software, rather, they will require you to purchase the full versions. I can't imagine Microsoft offering an Office v.11 upgrade for users of the then two-year-old and two-versions-out-of-date Office 2001.
As for paying $20 for 10.1... <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" /> you should be able to visit any Apple retailer and get the 10.1 upgrade disc for free. Well, I don't know if you still can, but you should
have done that when 10.1 was first released. That's your fault.
And if you can't pay the outrageous prices for upgrades as a college student (I am too and I know where you're coming from), do what college students across this great nation do: pirate.
I don't know if everyone over there at Eastern University pirates software, but I can tell you that I don't know anyone
here at NC State University that doesn't have some sort of pirated software on their computer.Arrrr matey!
<img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />