Until April 30th, 2008, Microsoft is offering its Office 2007 Ultimate edition to students for $59.95. Pricey, yes, but considering the package normally costs more than $600, it makes sense that the their site is called The Ultimate Steal.
Well, maybe. Let me take this opportunity to say: I fucking hate Office 2007. I spent all summer working with it and it drove me up the wall. For instance, what the hell is this?!:
I mean, okay, it’s Excel, but it took me 15 minutes just to figure out that you have to press the Windows button to reach the “File” menu. Screenshots really can’t capture how much everything has been moved around. Instead of drop-down options, for example, they have tabbed browsing that I found counter-intuitive and too crowded to navigate.
If you’re less dense than I am, however, you may find a 90% discount hard to pass up. But, uhm, do try out the demo first.