I know so little about computers that I'm always afraid of changing/upgrading a program, afraid that I won't like the new features.
1) I just received an email from MSN/WINDOWS talking about a "NEW!!!" Join the next generation of HotmailŪ and take part in the Windows Live Mail Beta Sweepstakes". I'm not so much interested in the free trip, but am wondering a lot about this "TNG" of Hotmail.
Has anyone else downloaded this program and if so, how do you like it?
2) I needed to buy WORD for my new computer and when I went to OFFICE DEPOT, the sales assistant showed me this box that "had it all": EXCELL, POWERPOINT, OUTLOOK AND WORD. It was only $149.99 because it was an "Educator/Student" edition; seperately, each program sold for $229.00!!!
I haven't opened the box yet, though, because the cashier asked me "What school do you teach at?" and when I replied, "None. Why?", she pointed out that the discounted program was for teachers and students only.
Now, the box lists "homeschooled" kids and Sally is also a student, but I'm wondering: Is this an inferior or "half" program from WORD or POWERPOINT??? What happens once you install it and you graduate? Does the program disappear? (no, not a stoopid question!)
I can still return it, but don't want to pay $229 for just WORD when I can have all FOUR programs instead.
Any help is greatly appreciated!