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Office 2010 Beta Leaks Onto Torrent Sites

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Office 2010 beta couldn't even wait an extra week to get out.

An official beta for Microsoft Office 2010 is expected to be released next week at the Professional Developer Conference in Los Angeles, but someone who has got his or her hands on it early has leaked it out to the internet.

Neowin reports that the leaked build is numbered version 14.0.4514.1009 and is tagged with "beta 2" naming. Installation of the software requires a product key, but those who have tried it say that keys used for the Technical Preview work fine.

Craving Tech received a copy of the beta officially from Microsoft and has posted screenshots and early impressions of the software. Check that out here.

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    cabose369 , November 13, 2009 8:46 PM
    I wonder if they are still planing on doing the monthly subscription for it or if they canned that idea all together due to strong customer feedback against it.
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    rooket , November 13, 2009 9:00 PM
    I don't use any of the advanced features. Office 97 is sufficient although I do use 2003 and 2007 these days... it is VERY rare for me to use this product at home however. not really too exciting.
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    tester24 , November 13, 2009 9:15 PM
    I hope it is as just as good as Office 2007 and better. Love the ribbon style and makes doing everything especialy in word/excel so much easier to get to because I'm not searching menus. Takes a while to get used to but once you do it's hard to go back.
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    christop , November 13, 2009 9:39 PM
    That's old I have had that for a while now.. wow torrents are slow....
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    apache_lives , November 13, 2009 9:43 PM
    nforce4max when you get the hand of using the 07 or newer style its so much better, and im sure if you got used to it in the first place and then went to the old 03 and older design you would hate it even more.
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    buwish , November 13, 2009 9:58 PM
    I'm a bit curious to see if anything significant has changed with the beta, at least in comparison to the technical preview.
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    winner4455 , November 13, 2009 10:20 PM
    Open Office =)
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    duckmanx88 , November 14, 2009 12:12 AM
    winner4455Open Office =)


    works well for students if all you need is a word processor and power point. anyone know which FREE program to use if you want to edit pdf files?
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    DjEaZy , November 14, 2009 2:54 AM
    ... OpenOffice then... costs nothing, works great...
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    radiowars , November 14, 2009 5:42 AM
    Eh, sticking with 2007. I got 6 free 3-pack copies of Office Ultimate 07 for Christmas last year. Still haven't even used all of those lol.
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    randomizer , November 14, 2009 7:09 AM
    apache_livesnforce4max when you get the hand of using the 07 or newer style its so much better, and im sure if you got used to it in the first place and then went to the old 03 and older design you would hate it even more.

    I can't stand Access 2003. I am tired of toolboxes getting in the way of everything I'm doing, whereas in Office 2007 everything is accessible with one click up top.
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    Manos , November 14, 2009 7:14 AM
    Yeah this is beta 2. I have been using the Office 2010 first Beta for a few months now..
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    brendano257 , November 14, 2009 10:55 AM
    Maybe they'll screw with the interface for the hell of it again.....please no.
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    Regulas , November 14, 2009 12:42 PM
    cabose369I wonder if they are still planing on doing the monthly subscription for it or if they canned that idea all together due to strong customer feedback against it.

    Oh I hope they do, add another nail to their coffin.
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    Regulas , November 14, 2009 12:44 PM
    DjEaZy... OpenOffice then... costs nothing, works great...

    I agree and the MS fanboys are hitting your rating, dumb asses is what they are.
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    Regulas , November 14, 2009 12:51 PM
    The whole need MS Office for college thing is a scam, MS has the give me all your cash colleges and universities in it's back pocket. Open Office can read and write to the proprietary piece of crap known as Open Office .doc if it has to.
    I prefer the ISO .odf format any day.
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    Regulas , November 14, 2009 12:54 PM
    Correction MS Office is the proprietary format with their new xml and older .doc crap.

    Thge ISO standard is .odf (Open Document Format) wake MS Fanboys. But you are probably the ones who will embrace Socialism and Marxism in the US going on right now by the hacks in DC like the idiots in Germany in the 30s.
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    wildwell , November 14, 2009 9:23 PM
    Of course it leaked to the torrent sites, how else will we decide to buy it? ;) 
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    Anonymous , November 14, 2009 10:53 PM
    im using open office most of the time these day..
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