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margemib

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Business or home premium
« on: October 30, 2009, 03:26:22 PM »
Hi guy’s
I need opinions, I have vista business on my laptop, do you guys really think this is necessary in the medical billing field, or do you think Home Premium is just as good.
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Re: Business or home premium
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2009, 04:14:31 PM »
I don't like Vista period. I'm still on XP Professional where I will stay until Windows 7 releases at least two security patches. I found Vista to be so incompatible with most software applications so I rolled it back to XP Pro.
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Re: Business or home premium
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2009, 05:01:02 PM »
your right about vista it is horrible and is slow at times.
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Re: Business or home premium
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2009, 08:37:43 AM »
NOT A VISTA FAN

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« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2009, 07:59:44 PM »
I like Windows XP Professional too.  I have found the same problem with Vista, not compatible with a lot of programs.

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Re: Business or home premium
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2009, 09:21:21 AM »
Vista can be beautiful to look at but causes a lot of problems with other programs.
But in your option do you think a professional program as opposed to a home edition is better to run the business, and why?
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Re: Business or home premium
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2009, 10:10:43 AM »
In my opinion, you should look at the software you run,as well as other tasks you use your computer for..
Personally, I always purchase the business edition, XP PRO, as well as Office Pro..
In January I plan on getting new laptops win WIN7 and Open Office..

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Re: Business or home premium
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2009, 12:55:15 PM »
Hi Nubiker,                                                                                                                                                                     are you going to use open office in place of microsoft office?
margemib  ::)
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Re: Business or home premium
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2009, 01:06:43 PM »
I never get the new edition to windows until there are at LEAST two service packs.. usually this is about a year after release. There is a reason why you can still get downgrades to XP with all the major computer dealers.
I have mine custom built. I'm thinking of getting another built now but I will go with XP Pro. I prefer the professional versions. I have a personal computer in my bedroom which is only used for personal reasons, music, video's..etc. I like to keep everything separate.
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Re: Business or home premium
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2009, 01:15:12 PM »
Thanks Linda for your opinion!
I value the opinion of experienced billers.
margemib  :)
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Re: Business or home premium
« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2009, 01:52:02 PM »
I am looking into it. All I need is a good word processor that has the ability to cut/copy/paste. We don't do any graphics, so Word (and Office) is kinda overkill.
One good feature of Word - that I use a lot, is the ability to convert a Word doc into a PDF file. I am always sending PDF's to new patients. Anyone can open a PFD file these days.  So if I can find a fast work around, I think I will go to Open Office. I wanna start in January 2010, so I have plenty of time to investigate.
Only thing is, The Boss likes Outlook, so I will have to purchase that separately.
What is holding me back is we use Quickbooks. I need to hang around their forum, and as soon as I hear good things about Quickbooks and Windows 7, I can seriously look into getting a new laptop.

Hi Nubiker,                                                                                                                                                                     are you going to use open office in place of microsoft office?
margemib  ::)
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Re: Business or home premium
« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2009, 02:05:36 PM »
Hi Nubiker,
This link will take you to free software I also have that converts documents to pdf files.
I have not used it in a while but as far as I remember to convert you act as if you were going to print a doc. and from the drop down list you choose the cute software and instead of printing it will convert the doc into pdf, and after that you can do what you need to do.
http://www.cutepdf.com/
margemib  ;)
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Re: Business or home premium
« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2009, 02:11:52 PM »
Many thanks Marge, I am going to check it out.
Now about that laptop I am considering....
I either want one with the largest screen they sell, or, I would like to get a cheapo netbook, and connect a 21 inch monitor, a USB keyboard, and a USB mouse to it.
Any opinions on that??

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Re: Business or home premium
« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2009, 02:25:55 PM »
You know it has no hard drive on it to save documents.
It is just for going on the internet that is what I hear about it.
So you cannot have open office or any other program on it.
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Re: Business or home premium
« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2009, 02:50:58 PM »
Well there goes that idea, LOL.