If you run a linux distro, say for instance linux Mint, if you don't do lots of specialized stuff in Office, you don't have to replace Office. Even though Mint comes pre-installed by default with Libre Office, many people are still "married" to Microsoft Office. So they think they can't use linux.TwoTankAmin wrote:I am already set up in many ways for Linux. Pale Moon works in Linux, Protonmail works in Linux. I would have to replace Office, but I only use Outlook and Word, so that should be easy. I really want to get away from the Microsoft universe completely once 7 is not a viable OS.
What they fail to understand and this may include you, you can use the free online version of Office Online. All you need to access it is a Microsoft account (user name and password). If you still have Microsoft Office, then you already have a Microsoft Account. The link for free Microsoft Office Online is below. If you can remember your Office user name and password when you set up Microsoft Office, use them in the Sign in, in the link below and see if it will allow you access to free Office Online.
https://products.office.com/en-us/offic ... ice-online
Then using your linux distro with say, linux Pale Moon, you can use free Office Online to access Word (or the Excel spreadsheet). If you need Outlook, get yourself an Outlook.com email address. This way, you get to "have your cake and eat it too". The link to Outlook.com is below.
Since I have a Hotmail email account, way before Microsoft bought Hotmail, I have to get to my Hotmail email account through (Outlook.com).
I use the link below because I just want the Sign in page for (Outlook.com).
My Hotmail email account automatically gives me a Microsoft account (user name and password). If you don't want Windows 10, this just could be your way out once Windows 7 reaches it's end of life (EOL) on January 14th, 2020. For people who absolutely hate Windows 10, they have two choices. Either Apple or linux.
Think about it and I mean "seriously" think about. I'm not a linux power user. Linux power users know and use the linux commands when they access the linux Terminal. I don't know linux commands so I avoid the linux terminal. Everything I do in linux Mint, I use gui windows just like I use the gui windows in Windows 7.