This may seem really dim to you all, but if I bought a new desktop loaded with Windows XP, will I then need to buy some version of microsoft office? If so I am not too bothered about the latest "model", so could do with advice on where to purchase at a reasonable price
i bought a compaq that had works bundled with it as many do, so you just need to check the specs of the pc you buy. most pc's bought in the high street come bundled with software so have a look, or buy a system and add your own. click here or you could use open office click here which is free. adam
Are you asking about buying a PC or which Word Processor you might decide to use.
Windows is an OS (Operating System), Vista is the latest version and XP the last, which is still available, but only just. You can use almost any software you like with it but it comes with a basic (very) Word processor.
If you want an Office Suite (Word processor, Spreadsheet, Database) you can use whichever you want. There are many, some are even free.
Wee Eddie I am buying a pc and the man who is building it is putting on Windows XP (which I want as I do a lot on excel) and so just had this horrible thought I might need as an extra more software - hope this is clear.