Is generic office as good as Microsoft Office? (1/28/23 Part 1)

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Microsoft 2013 will be coming to end-of-support. It’s about 10 years old! Office 2013’s expiration, what it may portend… No more patches or updates. That’s a big deal! Are you going to update 2016 or Office 365? Or maybe move to something else? What’s right for you? Have a debate! https://www.pcmag.com/news/microsofts-silent-update-checks-your-windows-pc-for-old-versions-of-office https://www.windowscentral.com/why-use-libre-office-over-microsoft-office https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/microsoft-word-versus-google-docs/ https://www.neowin.net/editorials/microsoft-365-is-my-favorite-microsoft-product/ Looking for alternatives to buying full-lead Office? We have lists and alternatives! https://www.techradar.com/news/best-microsoft-office-alternative https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/dont-pay-word-5-reasons-use-office-online/ https://alternativeto.net/software/microsoft-office-suite/ https://www.makeuseof.com/reasons-apple-pages-better-word/ https://www.libreoffice.org/ https://www.openoffice.org/ https://www.google.com/docs/about/ https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365

Alas poor Windows 7, we hardly knew thee! (1/14/23 Part 1)

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If you have used a Windows desktop or laptop since 2009 you’ve probably have used Windows 7. Windows 7, we hardly knew ye… Some of you might have even used Windows 8 (one or two of you might even have liked it). But, alas, all things come to an end. Join Jonathan, LD, and Sam as we discuss this! https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/end-of-support?r=1 https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-expands-its-microsoft-365-subscription-with-a-new-199-plan/ https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-us/help-article/feature-preferences/quickbooks-desktop-service-discontinuation-policy/L17cXxlie_US_en_US https://www.nerdwallet.com/article/small-business/business-software/how-much-does-quickbooks-cost

News Buffet! Your first serving! (9/24/22 Part 1)

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It’s a buffet of news! We’re catching up on all the things happening in tech news in the past week because there’s been a lot! News Buffet – Part 1 Join Jonathan, LD, and Sam as we discuss various and assorted things. https://www.neowin.net/news/apple-google-and-microsoft-limit-browser-choice-alleges-mozilla/ https://www.howtogeek.com/702485/how-to-opt-out-of-amazon-sidewalk/ https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2022/09/google-and-youtube-to-take-on-dolby-with-free-hdr-and-audio-standards/ https://www.cnn.com/2022/09/21/tech/microsoft-windows-11-update/index.html

Are you ready to leave Windows 7 and 8? (7/9/22 Part 1)

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Windows 7 was a great operating system. Windows 8? It depends on who you ask. Most PC users have two upgrade options: Windows 10 and Windows 11. Is it Time? – Part 1 So let’s talk about that! Windows Health Check app: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-11#pchealthcheck Windows 10 system requirements: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-10-specifications Windows 11 system requirements: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-11-specifications https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/windows-11-vs-windows-10/ https://www.tomsguide.com/features/should-i-upgrade-to-windows-11-what-you-need-to-know https://www.pcmag.com/news/reasons-to-upgrade-to-windows-11-now