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brent4745



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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2006 9:00 pm    Post subject: Word Processors? Reply with quote

I'm curious, how come Microsoft Word is such a huge popular word editing software even though their are clones of Microsoft Word and its functionality, but free at the same time? I'm curious on why don't companies or average users just download the free word processor instead of forking X amount of dollars?
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Mark



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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2006 12:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think people trust microsoft. They may think that spending some money getting a better software is better than downloading a freeware program which may create problems while doing some important work.
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Josh



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PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2006 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Probably because it is much user friendly than the other word processors (free ones). I prefer it because it comes with Microsoft Frontpage which I use frequently to design my websites.
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JoeRiley



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2006 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, people trust the commercial product (even when it comes from Microsoft) and in general it is a better product than the freebies. Sit in front of OpenOffice for a while, then go back to Word and see which you like more.

Same goes for people who say The Gimp is as good as Photoshop. No way, no how, it doesn't compete. I wish it could, but sadly it isn't as good.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 1:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Commercial products are way better than the freebies. Whether you compare Photoshop with GIMP, CuteFTP with CoreFTP, PhpBB with vB, in every case the commercial product is better and trusted by most users.
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