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    "It was just one of those things you had to have because everyone else you did business with had it and you needed to be able to send and access files back and forth on a common platform."

    Imagine using Mac for business back then. We paddled upstream way too long. We had to send many files to our computer guy to open.

    We use QB via Rightnetworks. Whenever I find some time I will attempt to get away from QB. It is great, but it lacks many basic functions. I get upset paying what I do for it when these functions are not there, I keep addressing them in Feedback. I use Pages sometimes and the photo editor that is in the Mail a lot.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobjob View Post
    "It was just one of those things you had to have because everyone else you did business with had it and you needed to be able to send and access files back and forth on a common platform."

    Imagine using Mac for business back then. We paddled upstream way too long. We had to send many files to our computer guy to open.
    I remember those days. When you asked people what kind of computer they had and they said "Mac" ( or the other way around if you were the Mac person) you had to jump through a few compatibility hoops and it was still pretty janky.

    That was back when both companies refuse to play well together because they were both fighting to be a standard. Thank God they got over that.

    Now if we could only get Amazon and Google to stop fighting so that I can get You Tube on my Firestick again

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    G Suite and Office 365 are both great cloud productivity suites. They both enable your business to collaborate, store files online and easily share them. They both free you to work from anywhere using different devices.
    We believe that G Suite is a much better choice for small business owners. It is much easier to use, their web and mobile apps are the best, and you probably already use many of their apps like Gmail, Calendar, Photos, Google Docs, and more.
    Another advantage with G Suite is pricing. If you are on a basic plan, you can buy more storage, and you get unlimited storage with their business and enterprise plans.
    G Suite also has a much simpler admin control panel with tons of documentation. As a small business owner, this alone will save you time when adding employees and managing accounts.
    Office 365 is more suitable for enterprise-level businesses where all employees work from an office using a Windows PC. Their desktop apps are top-notch specially if you are in a Windows ecosystem. Also Office 365 plans are much more cheaper than G suite. Also, you can integrate it with DaaS network. Contact your Desktop as a service provider for more information. Also, you can connect with Office 365 migration support.
    At the end of the day, the choice really comes down to which platform are you more familiar with? If you are using Gmail for your personal email, then you will love G Suite. If you are used to of using outlook, then you will love Office 365.

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    Lewis


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    I use Libre Office. I've gotten used to it and it does what I need. I use the spreadsheet more than the word processor.

    As to backup / restore, I used to do disk clones which worked well. I used it a lot for a friends computer that I maintained. He was always trashing his system. I'd just do a restore and a few other things. I'm thinking about using a cloud service to go between Linux and Windows PC's I have. It seems like a good solution for sharing files between machines. I also keep key files on a thumb drive I carry with me.

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    I use GSuite when creating documents / spreadsheets if they need to be collaborated live on. This is usually work related things with my team. If it's things like personal documents, I use Word. If the spreadsheet requires a more complicated spreadsheet, I will use Excel. Most of the time I can just use GSuite.

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