Get Microsoft Office 2010 for Free – for 60 Days
I’m a big fan of weening yourself away from paid software, such as Microsoft Office, as much as possible. Other than Photoshop, I haven’t bought software in probably 6 years or so (excluding Turbotax). But for those looking for a free ride with the Microsoft Office suite, I recently discovered that you can download Microsoft Office 2010 for free for 60 days officially on their site.
Microsoft Office Download
Download a free trial version of Microsoft Office 2010 (the free trial lasts 60 days). You have your choice of Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010, Office Home and Student 2010, and Office Professional 2010.
That may be just long enough to get you through a semester or a project that you are working on. If not, you might want to check out this software hack that claims to legally ‘re-arm’ the Microsoft Office free trial 6 times (@ 30 days each). I haven’t tried it and don’t know if it’s loaded with spyware or not, so user beware.
Microsoft Office Alternatives
Of course, if you don’t want to rely on overpriced software, you can wean yourself off of it fairly easily these days. Check out my post on free Microsoft Office alternatives – Google Docs and Open Office to the rescue!
Microsoft Office 2010 Discussion
- Have you tried out Microsoft Office 2010? How is it compared to past versions?
- Have you recently switched to a free alternative? Which one?