Want a raspberry pi? We suggest buying Microsoft office for that. Sound about right Mediamarkt ....

@thewk It's amazing that you can get a computer (admittedly a small one but which a great mind could put to great use) for cheaper than a suite of mostly text editing software when at full price.

@wesley @thewk I remember when Word for DOS was around $500 and came in a box full of floppy disks. WordPerfect was king back then.

@wesley yes it is, I had the first version back in the day when it came out. Got a 3B right now, they actually got pretty powerful by now

@thewk I got one very close to when they first came out and started getting popular. I don't remember which version it was, nor do I know exactly how to check, but I am hoping to find something cool to do with mine soon.

@wesley What did you do with yours originally?
I used it as a print and xsane server way before homeprinters were able to do that on their own

@thewk I honestly just played around doing fun things with it like trying to turn it into a retro game machine. It has been sitting in a drawer for years now.

@thewk Pi-Hole to block Microsoft telemetry. TOR router to prevent location and tracking. Print server. Cloud storage with Owncloud. VPN server.

@Limax thx, thought you ment raspberry + office ;-)
I intend to run mycroft on it btw

@thewk Yeah, there are use cases for having a Raspberry Pi along side office, but you can't run Windows on a Pi, except the stripped down IoT edition. I suppose you could run the Android and Web versions of office, but the Office license doesn't add much to the free versions on those platforms.

@Limax yeah I know, I actually tried w10 iot once. Not a great experience...
I don’t need ms office on a raspi anyway.
If i need office i run onlyoffice .
Just found the suggestion funny.
But you can run onlyoffice document server on it, in connection with NextCloud it makes a perfect office solution

@thewk These purchase together suggestions are usually based on prior purchasing behaviour, so there are at least some people buying them together, for whatever reason.

Sign in to participate in the conversation

Fosstodon is an English speaking Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.