Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 28 January 2010, 11:22   #11
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Brum
Boat name: UTV
Make: zodiac FR
Length: 3m +
Engine: 2 stroke 15hp
MMSI: 999
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 379
Quote:
Originally Posted by John Kennett View Post
Even cheaper is to use Open Office - it's compatible with MS Office and is FREE. I've been using it for a couple of years now, and can't see any reason to go back.
I agree and have been using it for about the same amount of time, it does it all with no fuss, including opening MS office documents, a feat even MS struggles with. Why its not more widely used is beyond me, anyone?
__________________

__________________
Big waves, small boat ;)
tinker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28 January 2010, 13:59   #12
RIBnet admin team
 
willk's Avatar
 
Country: Ireland
Make: Redbay Boats
Length: 9m +
Engine: 370hp
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 12,924
RIBase
Nasher, this thread is still reasonably up to date. You'll have to use full Bilge Filtering towards the end though

I'm a big fan of Open Office too, I've been using it since V1.xx
It handles most Office files seamlessly when configured properly
__________________

__________________
willk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28 January 2010, 14:04   #13
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: Southampton
Boat name: DynaMoHumm/ SRV/deja
Make: Avon8.4, 5.4 & 4.777
Length: 8m +
Engine: Cat3126 Yam 90 &70
MMSI: 42
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 6,556
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinker View Post
I agree and have been using it for about the same amount of time, it does it all with no fuss, including opening MS office documents, a feat even MS struggles with. Why its not more widely used is beyond me, anyone?
I guess people are in general reluctant to stray from the norm.

I've been using it for about a year now and it's just fine. I had to do quite a few reports and op procedures for clients. You'll not be surprised to hear I send them off for editing. I just save it in Word or Excel format and then it is perfectly compatle with any Office software.

Fkk me I cant believe I'm in agreement with 2 of the prefects I guess it's the voice of cost effectiveness speaking to me.

Nasher Also


Nasher see PM for cheap laptops
__________________
Here it comes again, I don't stand a chance
Soul possession, Got me in a trance
Pullin' me back to you - Deja Voodoo
Rogue Wave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28 January 2010, 14:11   #14
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Weymouth
Length: no boat
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 245
try morgan computers they have end of line and refurbs for sale
http://www.morgancomputers.co.uk/
__________________
I went alongside the carrier, I survived and didnt even get shot at!!!
hobbit555 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28 January 2010, 14:12   #15
RIBnet admin team
 
willk's Avatar
 
Country: Ireland
Make: Redbay Boats
Length: 9m +
Engine: 370hp
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 12,924
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rogue Wave View Post
Nasher see PM for cheap laptops
Fkk mee yoo spiv iss thair nowthing yoor notte floggyn cheep?

Enee cabyn ribbes u nobbur?
__________________
willk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28 January 2010, 14:28   #16
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: Southampton
Boat name: DynaMoHumm/ SRV/deja
Make: Avon8.4, 5.4 & 4.777
Length: 8m +
Engine: Cat3126 Yam 90 &70
MMSI: 42
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 6,556
Love it.



I ain't got nothing to sell mate I just didn't want to shout out the name of somebody on the forum who might be able to help Nasher out.

gArfey What the Fkk you doing loggin in as Wilk have you nicked that dozey paddies laptop
__________________
Here it comes again, I don't stand a chance
Soul possession, Got me in a trance
Pullin' me back to you - Deja Voodoo
Rogue Wave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28 January 2010, 15:37   #17
Member
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Glasgow
Length: no boat
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 328
You can buy refurbished Dells here: http://outlet.euro.dell.com/topics/g...fh1&l=en&s=dfh

I have used this site before but it was a few years ago now so can't say if they are as cheap as they were when I last looked for a lappy.

Good luck
__________________
Siochair is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28 January 2010, 15:37   #18
exspyrd trayd membir
 
The Garfish's Avatar
 
Country: Ireland
Town: inn wiliks hed
Make: Redbay 6.5
Length: 6m +
Engine: Twin Etec 90hp
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 962
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rogue Wave View Post
gArfey What the Fkk you doing loggin in as Wilk
wile yew waz awaiy dippin yor donger inn lays madmoizells wee waz owtid sow i waz.

az mi identitty az noww bin reveeled wee ar avin a noo yewser naim.

wiLkfish
__________________
luk arfter numbir wan, downt stepp inn numbir too
The Garfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28 January 2010, 15:47   #19
Member
 
Nasher's Avatar
 
Country: Other
Town: Principalite d'Chaos
Boat name: The Nashers Revenge!
Make: Ocean & Bombard
Length: 6m +
Engine: Suzi DT200EFI, DT9.9
MMSI: "Mmmmm SI" she said!
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 4,147
Thanks again everyone for your replys and PMs.

A couple of people have pointed me towards laptopsdirect.co.uk who appear to have some very good deals on.
I need to spend some time doing some research and will probably order a pair over the weekend.

Nasher.
__________________
RIBBED For extra pleasure.
Member of the ebay Blue RIB cover club.
Member of the Bombard 380 Aerotec club
Nasher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28 January 2010, 15:50   #20
SPR
Trade member
 
SPR's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Central Belt of Scotland
Boat name: Puddleduck III
Make: Bombard
Length: 5m +
Engine: 50 HP
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 2,066
Open Office is not the only great open source program.

you will find alot of good stuff at the following site:

http://www.theopendisc.com/

regards

S.
__________________
SPRmarine / SPRtraining
RYA Training Courses & Safety Equipment Sales
SPR is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

« awww... | Top | 'snot fair »
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:55.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.