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    1. QuickBooks Pro 2005
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    2. Microsoft Office Standard Student
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    3. Microsoft Office Standard Student
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    5. Punch! Home Design Architectural
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    9. ACT! 2005 - Contact & Customer
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    10. Rosetta Stone Spanish Level 1
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    1. QuickBooks Pro 2005
    list price: $299.95
    our price: $239.99
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    Asin: B00062AJOO
    Catlog: Software
    Publisher: Intuit, Inc.
    Sales Rank: 21
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    Features

    • Financial management software for small businesses
    • Easily pay bills, print checks, track expenses, and much more
    • Customize 100+ pre-designed forms to create a unique look
    • Exchange data with Microsoft Excel and 325+ other software applications
    • Track employee time and job costs; compare estimated costs to actuals

    2. Microsoft Office Standard Student and Teacher Edition 2003
    list price: $149.99
    our price: $129.99
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    Asin: B0000C0XT1
    Catlog: Software
    Publisher: Microsoft
    Sales Rank: 14
    Average Customer Review: 3.77 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • Full versions of improved, yet familiar Office programs for up to 3 of your home PCs
    • Junk e-mail filtering and blocking of unsafe attachments
    • Backward compatibility with older versions of Office programs
    • Automatic backup and recovery of documents
    • Burn multimedia PowerPoint presentations┬┐including a free PowerPoint viewer┬┐directly to CD

    Reviews (26)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Value
    It was hard for me when I originally made the transition from WordPerfect to MS Word/Office, but once I did I never looked back.

    The Students and Teachers edition is an excellent value as it contains 4 full versions of programs that cost more individually than you'd pay for this entire bundle.

    The catch? First, by installing the software you are agreeing that you are a student or teacher engaged somehow in academia (no, they won't send people to your house to check...it's an honor system kind of thing). The other catch, and the one to really pay attention to, is that you can't upgrade these programs like you could if you purchased the individual program or one of the other Office bundles. This means that if a Word 2004 upgrade becomes available one day you could not install it to upgrade the version of Word that comes with this bundle. You'd either have to buy the next edition of the Students and Teachers bundle or purchase another full version of Word (either in one of the other bundles that Microsoft Offers at substantially more than the S&T edition or as the stand alone program which still costs more that the S&T edition).

    Small price to pay, however, as the money you save in obtaining the Students and Teachers edition will still allow you to buy upcoming versions for generations to come and you'd still come out ahead as this bundle is such a great deal.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great software, affordable
    We just got a new computer and with it, we got this edition of Microsoft Office. We used to have Office 2000 and I have seen and used Office XP. This edition isn't a major upgrade from Office XP, but if you don't have Office XP, get this one instead. There are significant improvements in Outlook, but I don't use it that much. Powerpoint, Word, and Excel now have the research task pane which is very helpful. They are also more integrated with Office Online than XP is and it almost uses microsoft office online to get new clip art, media, and help. The interface feels a lot more user friendly and the task pane has improved slightly. If you qualify, you should definitely get the software, considering the price. This is a must get if you want to upgrade from Office 2000 or earlier and it is recommended, but not as important, to upgrade from Office XP. If you really need to spare the money and have Office XP, you might not need it, but it's a definite if you are upgrading from 2000 or earlier

    1-0 out of 5 stars What the...?
    I've installed the suite, and have had no end of troubles. Word 2003 will not open any of my old Word documents. My PC locks up, I can't access older files, and when I try to get updates from Microsoft, Internet Exolorer ceases to function. Not recommended, if you have an older version of Office.

    4-0 out of 5 stars A good deal for people who have Office 2000 or earlier
    If you're looking to upgrade from Office 2000 or earlier and you qualify for this version, it's the best deal you'll find on the Web. You get Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. If you've already got Office XP, it's probably not worth your money. I don't use Outlook, but apparently this version of Outlook has some nice new features. Bottom line: if you're looking to get a copy of Office that doesn't require proof of previous version, and you just need the basic programs, this is for you.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Buy
    This is a great program. It has all the features of Microsoft Office Standard but at a great price. It took literally 5 minutes to install. ... Read more


    3. Microsoft Office Standard Student and Teacher Edition 2004 Macintosh
    list price: $149.99
    our price: $129.99
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    Asin: B0001WN16M
    Catlog: Software
    Publisher: Microsoft
    Sales Rank: 26
    Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • A productivity suite with a host of ground-breaking new features
    • Full versions of the leading productivity applications from Microsoft
    • Easily share ideas across platforms and around the globe
    • Confidently create stunning documents with impressive new tools
    • Spend less time managing info and more time using it

    Reviews (9)

    5-0 out of 5 stars I am impressed.
    I am surprised to find myself impressed with a Microsoft product. I vowed I never would be, but I have to admit that the Macintosh Business Unit of Microsoft has truly released a must have product. I bought the upgrade as soon as it came out and so far it has only crashed once (while doing an import into Excel). If you have Office v.X then I doubt it's really worth an upgrade. Unless you see one of the new features as a must have v.X will work well for quite a while. However, if you use another product I must impress upon you how wonderful this suite actually is. The new project center in Entourage is very handy if you have problems with keeping files together and the new notebook view in Word is especially useful if you often take notes in meetings. Presenter Tool's in PowerPoint is also a great feature. Messenger is useless, but you already have iChat so you don't even have to bother with it. I have found that all of the applications feel more "Mac-like" with a more appealing interface. While a completely Apple built suite would win me over, I doubt I would be satisfied with any other companies product. If you are in a business or academic environment, then this product is a must have. So, while I think that all of the rest of Microsoft's products put together are worth about $5, this is simply a must-have product unless you already have v.X.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Another "perl" from Micro$oft
    Well, this much phrased "office" is another ugly buggy full of crap Microsoft "product". It consistently crashes, It uses some idiotic algorithm for tracking grammar that makes it HORRIBLY slow. Removed this garbage from my computer and use Nisus. Much more convenient program and by far more reliable. If you need the REAL grammar checking take Grammarian! It is the real stuff!
    I maintain the policy "NO MICROSOFT PRODUCTS ON MY COMPUTERS". I ignore them completely and I have no viruses, no security issues, I don't have to deal with zillion buttons etc. Let me put it this way: you have wonderful Apple box, what is the reason to put this PC garbage on it? Enjoy the real software, good programs and creative mood!

    2-0 out of 5 stars Basically a waste of money
    I thought the previous version looks better and even works better. I noticed only very few minor changes that didn't make this one better for me. But may be it's just me...:)

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Must Upgrade
    Don't get me wrong, I enjoy bashing Microsoft with the best of them, and I think most "upgrades" from Redmond are a waste of money at this point, but Office 2004 for the Mac is not one of those cases.

    It is simply a must have upgrade.

    What I love about the new upgrade:

    1. Long file names
    2. Better change/edit management
    3. Lots of new features in PowerPoint (although Keynote still looks better displayed)
    4. Much cleaner interface

    I'll give credit where credit is due. This is a fantastic update, one I am glad I paid for.

    Only one beef, to be balanced, is MS should work on speeding up the apps in the .1 release.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Work around for EndNote incompatibility...
    If you have the previous version of Word (from Office v.X), you can continue to use that version of Word to insert citations from EndNote, while using the rest of the new suite (including Word 2004) for everything else.
    It is possible to have Word v.X and Word 2004 installed at the same time. The only stipulation is that you can't have both versions launched & running at the same time. ... Read more


    4. Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003
    list price: $499.99
    our price: $389.99
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    Asin: B0000AZJVC
    Catlog: Software
    Publisher: Microsoft
    Sales Rank: 125
    Average Customer Review: 3.21 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • Analyze and manage business information using Access databases
    • Exchange data with other systems using enhanced XML technology
    • Control information sharing rules with enhanced IRM technology
    • Easy-to-use wizards to create e-mail newsletters and printed marketing materials
    • More than 20 preformatted business reports

    Reviews (24)

    5-0 out of 5 stars A System of Solutions
    This is a justified upgrade for all Office 97, 2000 and some Office XP users. Office has evolved into a system of information gathering tools, a set of solutions for ideas, communication, connecting people and places. Intense XML (extensible markup language) integration for generating solutions that are compatible with today's, tomorrow and future standards. The updated applications integrate with the Windows XP experience featuring a bolder inviting interface. I am disappointed with the default use of the current theme in Windows XP, but with the new tool bar icons, it makes you forget about that. Overall it's a wonderful work experience with Office 2003. The suite offers improved reliability and stability, because of the integration with the supported operating systems. Once the suite is installed, you don't have to restart your computer, just start using the applications, the suite even has its own default programs group (finally), which keeps your programs menu less cluttered.

    Word 2003 includes development tools that add dynamic features to documents making them powerful than ever. The power beneath all this is XML, allowing the user to embed components for updating data in documents such as stock quotes. Word 2003 offers simple, familiar yet improved features regular users are accustomed to. Majority of the features in Word 2003 are aimed primarily toward businesses and the Enterprise. But are still necessary for the average user because of the control over information across all the Office applications. Tools such as Information Rights Management (IRM), (this controls the flow of information to specific users), persons can be restricted on how they use your Office files; whether it's printing or sharing, very powerful! Reading view is an enhanced mode of print preview; documents are laid out in virtual pages reducing the need to print. The Task Pane is also improved by offering resources to look up information on a particular topic being typed; this is a feature across the core Office applications. Lots of other great features make Word 2003 a worthy upgrade.

    Excel is a XML mammoth because of the integration with the language. The ability to migrate data between different storage sources and extraction of information to make it flexible in different scenarios. Tables can be transferred back and forth between applications such Word with ease. Excel can continually use the tables from documents as a data source for further expandability. It's the flexibility for data exchange that makes Excel 2003 very powerful.

    Outlook, is so revamped, this alone is a worthy upgrade. Three panes in Outlook 2003 make e-mail an enjoyable experience. The Mail Pane holds all of the necessary tools found in prior versions of Outlook such as the Outlook Bar, and the different folders such as inbox, calendar, etc. The second pane gives an expanded view of the different items listed in the Mail Pane, like your incoming mail, contacts and calendar, which makes reading these information resources easier on the eye and productive by providing a better view. Reading your e-mail in the third pane (Preview Pane), the user views the message in portrait layout, more content is seen compared to prior versions. Its even better to view e-mails with "Clear Type" turned on for Windows XP users. Other features such as improved Virus and Spam protection makes Outlook 2003 a great upgrade. Outlook is not placed on the desktop by default, it can also be minimized to the system tray in Windows, for users connected to an Exchange Server, this displays all the network settings available.

    PowerPoint 2003 offers the same features of version 2002, but what makes it an enticing upgrade is the package to CD feature that allows users to save presentations onto CD-ROMS. The PowerPoint Viewer included with each Package to CD allows it to be played on other computer systems even if PowerPoint is not installed. Windows media integration is also in PowerPoint 2003, which makes watching presentations more fun and exciting. The effects are fantastic when combined with these elements. The ability to integrate videos into Presentations to create home movies has long been a request of users, even if they have a DVD burner. For the PowerPoint 2000 user this is a worthy upgrade that provides simple yet Powerful tools to take presentation graphics to a new level.

    This new version of Access is also XML integrated, enhanced features such as extraction of data from multiple tables, Access 2003 also improves Smart Tag integration. The ability to design solutions within the program makes web services a powerful resource for the enterprise; the flawless integration with Microsoft SQL makes information sharing a productive experience. This makes data storing and retrieval an easy way to control how data is implemented across many scenarios using personalized solutions, allowing your information to have a stronger impact across the Enterprise.

    Publisher has become a mainstream Office application because of its integration with other Office programs. It connects to product databases; the Mail Merge feature is much improved because it's the same one as Microsoft Word, which offers greater ease of use. The Start Center is awesome, which makes starting publications an organized experience for the user. The interface is less cluttered and more customizable. You can rename pages like Workbooks for better searching, if you are typing large publications. The website features are easier to use; it provides satisfactory integration with FrontPage, for converting websites created in Publisher. With a total of 45 design master sets, users can create attractive e-mails that are fully compatible with many messaging services. The ability to merge data sources using text and images is great. Compatibility goes back to Publisher 2000, which is a draw back for users who might be using Publisher 98 or under.

    Outlook Business Contact Manager is an application that offers features for Small Businesses for generating customer reports and e-mailing customers.

    Picture Manager has replaced Photo-Editor; it has better image editing tools, more functionality and ease of use.

    Office 2003 is a worthy upgrade for many users, especially persons still in an existing Office 97 or 2000 user base. The tools it provides offers a powerful productivity experience that makes information accessible, controllable and connected for you the user.

    The suite and all the Office 2003 applications are supported only on Windows 2000 Service Pack 3, Windows XP all editions.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Best Office so far, ignore the price for just one minute....
    Office 2003 is well worth upgrading to, without a doubt. Unlike other software like Norton 2004, which is a nightmare to upgrade to...... aaaaaanyway, I got Office 2003 for free, professional, and it was the enterprise edition, as I work at a university which provides software. The features may not be entirely new, but everything is much easier to use, and the programs themselves look different from 2000 or 2002/XP. WARNING: ONLY WORKS ON WINDOWS 2000 AND XP. Also, it has some form of product activation on the CD, so you can only install on one computer. If you've got the money, then I would buy Office 2003... if you can get it from a friend for $25 instead of $500, definitely do that. I personally don't think Office is worth $500, but it IS a very good piece of software.

    4-0 out of 5 stars New and improved
    Attempt to use voice dictation has been removed. Internet access is available instantly for templates and clipart. It upgrades readily. In many other respects other than a blue color. I cannot see it differs much from previous versions. For a beginner, it is somewhat difficult to use.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Get StarOffice from SUN its better and much less
    The new Office Professional has virtually no improvements over office 2000. I am tired of making the rich richer. StarOffice does all I need and is easier to use. I don't like the locked binary files which is just part of the monopoly this product promotes.

    1-0 out of 5 stars shady vendor
    its pirated and it doesn't load and the vendor does not return e-mails ... Read more


    5. Punch! Home Design Architectural Series 4000

    our price: $209.99
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    Asin: B0002Z44YG
    Catlog: Software
    Publisher: Punch! Software
    Sales Rank: 1195
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    Features

    • Home designing software with easy-to-use interface
    • Single integrated application with 400 applications and 32 programs
    • Built-in video tutorials for beginners; complex features for the pros
    • Drag-and-drop over 30,000 design combinations with just a click
    • Fully integrated with landscape software title, Master Landscape Pro

    6. Punch! Home Design Architectural Series 3000
    list price: $199.99
    our price: $169.99
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    Asin: B0000CFY84
    Catlog: Software
    Publisher: Punch! Software
    Sales Rank: 2951
    Average Customer Review: 1.62 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • Combines 22 integrated home design software programs into one easy-to-use interface
    • Improvements include more robust editing interface, precise dimensions, better display options
    • Get professional results regardless of expertise
    • Video ToolTips tutorials teach you as you draw
    • Drag and drop windows, doors, furniture, texture, color, and landscaping

    Reviews (8)

    1-0 out of 5 stars Wish I'd Read The Reviews First!
    Like a fool I purchased this software based on the cool pictures on the box and the long list of features. Unfortunately, the pictures turn out to be not actual screenshots, and the features are, as Bart pointed out, little more than limited templates. A couple cases in point -- there is apparently NO WAY to create dormers, although they're featured prominently on the cover. The palette of textures is nowhere near as extensive or impressive as those shown on the cover. The lighting effects displayed on the box are not possible with the basic software. To me this is deceptive advertising!

    The MOST ANNOYING feature is the 3D fly-through. You have two choices: buzz around in dizzying circles like a drunken bee, unable to stop or slow down. Or zoom into the geographic center of your drawing, always ending up one inch off the floor. After hours and hours of tedious construction and experimentation, I never did figure out how to view the second floor interior....

    In short what you get is about $15 worth of cartoonish rendering, and a really cool $100 box. My advice would be to AVOID all the Punch products (of which there are about six variants of the same product).

    1-0 out of 5 stars Lies, Lies, Lies!
    If someone can figure out how to reproduce the screenshots they show on the box, they are better than me, and I am pretty competent with this kind of software. This thing is worth about $15 on a good day. I will definitely take my business elsewhere.

    1-0 out of 5 stars This program is worth about $20 Take your money elsewhere
    This program is a waste of money. If you are seriously thinking about building a house and want some nice software I would recommend paying a bit more and going with the Better Homes and Gardens Pro software. On the front pages of the Punch software it shows nice looking floor plans, to generate these it would take you a VERY long time. All the examples they give you on the CD are terrible, nothing like whats shown on the cover pages.

    Too bad they don't have a return policy, they would have a lot of returns if they did.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Totally Useless
    This product uses none of the thousands of user friendly improvements now available -- few right-click menus, few keyboard shortcuts. With a 2.4 ghz machine the 3D viewing is uncontrollable! The existence of the totally intuitive useability of the inexpensive 2D program DeltaCad or the expensive Photoshop demonstrates that programs can be much more user-friendly than this ridiculus contraption.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Bart is right... this software is pure crap
    I don't need to repeat all that has been said... just this... DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS SOFTWARE.

    Oh yeh... that one positive review? A shill for PUNCH...ignore it. ... Read more


    7. Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Professional
    list price: $449.99
    our price: $409.99
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    Asin: B00069E7KO
    Catlog: Software
    Publisher: Adobe
    Sales Rank: 315
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    Features

    • Create PDF files with the click of a button from Microsoft applications and AutoCAD
    • Create a single Adobe PDF document from multiple sources, including portions of Web pages and previously combined Adobe PDF documents
    • Use the included Adobe LiveCycle Designer 7.0 software to create PDF forms that look like the paper forms they replace
    • Easily attach source documents such as spreadsheets, multimedia files, images, and drawings to an Adobe PDF document
    • Enable anyone with free Adobe Reader 7.0 software to use highlighter, sticky note, pen, and other commenting tools

    8. Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003 Upgrade
    list price: $329.99
    our price: $279.99
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    Asin: B0000BX73E
    Catlog: Software
    Publisher: Microsoft
    Sales Rank: 134
    Average Customer Review: 3.48 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • Analyze and manage business information using Access databases
    • Exchange data with other systems using enhanced XML technology
    • Control information sharing rules with enhanced IRM technology
    • Easy-to-use wizards to create e-mail newsletters and printed marketing materials
    • More than 20 preformatted business reports

    Reviews (23)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Another great Microsoft upgrade
    I really like this new version of Microsoft Office. Like previous upgrades, there isn't too much of a difference in Excel and Word other than a few things, it is Outlook which has the largest improvements. I really like the new look as it uses "screen real-estate" much more efficiently. The Junk E-Mail filters are better than in previous editions (much better!) and I had no problems working with my previous PST files. Also, the ability to send busy and free times to people not on Exchange is really nice.

    However, I do like the changes in Word and Excel, especially as it comes to sharing with other users. It is nice to have control over what is shared and what isn't shared. The improved digital signature is a fantastic benefit as well.

    And Access. I use Access all the time for my personal databases. I was really concerned that this might be an upgrade like how 2000 was to 97 where you would need to convert everything over and it wouldn't be backwards compatible. Thank goodness everything is backwards compatible. That is a real life saver. The backup feature is excellent as well!!

    My hats off to Microsoft for another great product!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Best of Class
    I am using Microsoft Office 2003 Professional Enterprise edition, obtained through an MSDN subscription.
    Microsoft Office System 2003 will prove to be the best in its class. The Microsoft Office Family has been revamped to provide industry standard XML and .NET support. Files can be easily shared between applications in the Office System family.

    Microsoft Office now includes a new research tool that allows you to easily search for information. You can search research books (thesaurus, dictionaries) and web resources. Third party developers are creating even more sources (like Google) that will make this an essential tool for anyone writing reports.

    Microsoft Outlook has been revamped with a new and improved interface. It is now easy to categorize messages, calendar items, contacts and more. These items can then be sorted by category! Outlook 2003 is easier to use than any previous version.

    Microsoft Office 2003 is a complete solution for the home and business user alike. It is an essential tool for students and developers. The wave of the future is XML and Microsoft is beginning to shape that future today.

    If you are new to Microsoft Office this is an essential product. This is a nice upgrade from Office 2000 or XP, but mostly for developers and businesses. If you want to harness the power of XML or .NET this is for you.

    Microsoft Office System 2003 will only run on systems with Windows 2000 or XP installed.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Webmasters Don't Buy Access 2003
    If you use Access 2002 or earlier in your websites, don't buy office 2003 because Access 2003 is not supported by anyone including bCentral, a Microsoft Company. I changed providers to bCentral after being told they did, then found they don't, plus not to mention cannot connect to their servers most of the time. As with any MS product, always errors.

    It has been a complete nightmare, I uninstalled 2003 and reinstalled 2002 and all my databases that I opened with 2003 are screwed up. It will take me months to fix a 1500 page website that is Access driven. Time I learned PHP or MySQL.

    2-0 out of 5 stars A couple of features...but not worth the upgrade price.
    Good: Organizes your email better than Office XP
    Cool looking interface.
    Bad: Crashes often, especially if you are using the business
    contacts account software.
    Not enough new features to make it worth upgrading

    4-0 out of 5 stars Offcie XP Pro - Praise & Frustration
    After having used Offfice XP Pro, in particular, Word, Excel, and Access, I have nothing but praise for a better refined UI. The package seems to operate extremely well in the Windows XP Pro environment. I cannot say the same; however, for the Windows 2000 Pro environment. I was very frustrated by numerous "hangs" while processing and from the multiple program crashes that occured in MS Word on a document that ran about 93 pages and heavily laden with charts. The older version of MS Word (Office XP) never had this problem. I cringed four times in 3 hours as i watched the "Do you want to send an error report to Microsoft" come up within a couple of hours.

    The upside to this is that every document was recovered fully each time that this occured in Word. I have not experienced any problems in Excel or Access yet.

    My outlook is that it is probably more cautious to install this on Windows XP machines and not Windows 2000. Too much dissruption of workflow with the numerous crashes. ... Read more


    9. ACT! 2005 - Contact & Customer Manager
    list price: $229.99
    our price: $209.99
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    Asin: B0002LXRXY
    Catlog: Software
    Publisher: Best Software SB, Inc.
    Sales Rank: 777
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    Features

    • Easy-to-use contact and customer-manager software
    • Access, organize, and manage contact details
    • Stay on top of schedule 24/7; share customer info securely
    • Link to Palm OS and Pocket PC handhelds
    • Forecast, track, and report on sales opportunities

    10. Rosetta Stone Spanish Level 1 & 2 Personal Edition (Latin America)
    list price: $329.00
    our price: $292.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B000077DD8
    Catlog: Software
    Publisher: Fairfield Language Technologies
    Sales Rank: 236
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    Learn a new language with the award-winning method used by the U.S. State Department to train diplomats. Proven effective by NASA astronauts, Peace Corps volunteers, and millions of students worldwide, the Rosetta Stone Language Library teaches new languages faster and easier than ever before.

    We all learn our childhood language by associating new words and phrases with the world around us. The Rosetta Stone method replicates this process by presenting vivid, real-life images to convey the meaning of each new phrase. Instead of translating, memorizing, and studying rules of grammar, you actually learn to think in the new language. Vocabulary and grammar are integrated systematically, leading to everyday proficiency.

    This comprehensive program provides up to 550 hours of mastery instruction in listening comprehension, reading, writing, and speaking. Systematic structure teaches vocabulary and grammar naturally, without lists and drills. Previews, exercises, and tests accompany every lesson, with automated tutorials throughout the program. Graphical speech recognition displays your voiceprint and compares it with native speakers to help improve your pronunciation. (Ages 6 and older) ... Read more

    Reviews (3)

    5-0 out of 5 stars I needed the Rosetta Stone in high school!
    This is an amazing product! I have to preface my comments by stating my biases-I think the best way to learn a language is through immersion lessons in that country (this is how I learned Czech). If that's not possible, then the next best way is with intensive lessons with a great teacher (I don't have a Spanish tutor yet, but I'm going to get one). But for those of us who want to study Spanish on our own every day (I do one lesson a day, which takes me about two hours), the Rosetta Stone is awesome. I've never used any other language software, so I don't know if there are other great programs on the market that are this good, but I doubt it.

    Why is this product so awesome? It's intuitive, fun (isn't that half the battle in learning a language?), interactive, and comprehensive. I'd describe the method as similar to the Berlitz language school method in that you start the lesson and great looking pictures come up on the screen with the words that match each picture (the obvious difference being that the Rosetta Stone does this with great graphics on your PC versus a Berlitz teacher using a picture book). Then the words are spoken so you intuitively learn by making these connections (you need a good headset).

    After you learn the words the lesson goes through the same words, but in 4 different exercises (Listening, Reading, Speaking, & Writing). Over time the words build up to phrases and then to sentences. I really like the creative way the lessons teach each activity while repeating the words/phrases you're learning in a way that's not boring.

    The other thing I'd say is these lessons are fun, which means I'm highly motivated to keep learning (I actually look forward to doing my lessons every day!). I wish the Rosetta Stone had a Czech version when I learned that language because it would've changed my experience from being a grind to being enjoyable.

    I should mention there are a couple of things that annoy me about the software (in the Writing exercise there's not an Auto-scroll function for 2 of the parts, so you have to click on the next picture to advance; also, there's not an easy way to tell what exercises you've completed in the lesson, so I have to write down what I've finished when I take breaks). Although I'd like to see these improvements made, they are relatively trivial compared to the overall brilliance of this product.

    But back to the positives, I've also noticed how mentally exhausted I've been since I started using this program. I had the same feeling the first couple of weeks when I started learning Czech intensively, so this is a good sign my brain is really being stretched by this software.

    Lastly, the Rosetta Stone is very interactive because you have to click on the correct pictures/text or type in the correct spelling as you do the exercises. So, it's easy to stay engaged as you're learning, versus feeling being bored by reading some grammar lesson from a textbook or wasting your time making dull flash cards.

    Based on the excellent progress I've had so far, I'm going to buy either the Italian or French versions from Rosetta Stone next, since for the first time in my life I'm having a blast learning a language and I'm progressing faster than I thought was possible.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great software but has room for improvement.
    The only thing I don't like about this program is that the method does not take into account the fact that people who try to learn another language have amassed a great deal of knowledge before they embark on a new language journey. For example, in my case my thought process is very much efficient if things are explained not only in pictures but also in textual form, particularly the English language. For this reason, the course should have considered the mother tongue of different people, to make the learning process a lot easier and faster. In my case, to overcome this handicap, I downloaded the PDF text file of the English Level 1 and 2 from the Rosetta Stone website to help me grasp words and phrases that are not adequately conveyed by the visual choices of the program. The English version is not the mirror of the Spanish lessons, but it is a great help when one is lost in the occasional inadequacy of the visual examples of the program. An optional translation of the lessons, by way of one toggle switch in the interface, would have been perfect. With the proliferation of MP3 capable CD players in car stereos and other portable devices, Rosetta Stone should also squeeze all the audio lessons contained in its language disks in just one disk (I am very sure this is possible if done in MP3 format), thereby extending the learning process to the car or somewhere when the learner is simply far from the desktop.

    Despite the above, I rate this product as a 5 star, because in less than 3 months of intensive use it helped me attain a very high level of proficiency, which even my Spanish speaking officemates are simply amazed.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Learning A Language With Success
    There is no better program we've found than this. Though skeptical at the onset, we made the purchase. An airport sign advertised promises that seemed unbelievable. Yet months later and through interesting lessons, we've grown much in our knowledge of Spanish grammar and context. Give this one a shot, it doesn't disappoint! ... Read more


    11. Microsoft Office 2004 Standard (Mac)
    list price: $399.99
    our price: $344.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0001WN0M2
    Catlog: Software
    Publisher: Microsoft
    Sales Rank: 334
    Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • A productivity suite with a host of ground-breaking new features
    • Access e-mail, documents, contacts, and more from one central location
    • Take notes, flag information, and record audio directly into documents
    • Convenient Excel page-layout view and PowerPoint presenter tools
    • Improved junk e-mail protection

    Reviews (2)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Wow.
    Wow. I said this one word when I started working with Microsoft's latest revision to their suite of software, Office 2004.

    Wow. I also remember saying this when I say the gigantic headed Bill Gates up on the video screen behind Steve Jobs a few years ago when Apple and Microsoft agreed to play nice. (OK, there was more to it than just "play nice," but as usual, I digress.)

    I do really like Office 2004. I like what I can do better with it. And, there is now also an envy factor. Not only do I have a better operating system at home than at work (my employer is still stuck in XP-land), but I now have a better Office software suite.

    Allow me to tell you that I have been an Microsoft Office user for a few years, on both Windows and Mac OS 9. I was very happy with having Office X work so well on cross-platform work (when I travel without my Powerbook, I carry my USB thumb-drive and Office documents are quickly interchanged across operating systems.)

    So, I have been very pleased with this latest version of Office. The 2004 suite installs very smoothly (I recommend following the install program, but you can drag-n-drop the entire suite also.)

    I won't go into great detail about many of the different features (many Mac websites and magazines are filled with the current buzz about Office) but I will mention some high points and a few quirks.

    I loved Project Center. This made Entourage a win for me. Prior to this, I had Office X, but I used Apple's Mail exclusively. Now, I use both (I'll mention this in one of my reviewed quirks below.) The ability to organize, track, and group all my electronic work together (emails, documents, spreadsheets, presentations, contacts, calendars ...) has been very useful. Plus I like the reorganized Entourage viewing panel for reading emails (the email opens and can be viewed to the right of the screen, rather than the traditional top and bottom view.)

    Plus I really liked Word's updates in two key areas: Notebook layout and the formatting palette's transparency. The notebook layout helps me to take notes smoothly during presentations. Plus, it has a sound recording option. This was really neat. At a recent User Group meeting on databases, I sat and took notes during the presentation, and recorded the presenter's voice. During playback (90 minutes for about 8 megabytes), my notes are marked to the side by where in the presentation the recorded voice is currently. I'm almost willing to go back to college with this tool! But I can see where it will be useful in my current day to day work also. (I have a colander for a memory retention device, and I'm always taking notes in some form or another.)

    Plus, I like the new feature of the formatting palette. When idle (maybe 10 seconds, if I counted), the palette allows the window below to show through, so that I can read my stuff a whole lot easier. Formatting for output is easier with this palette.

    I use Excel, and I like it as a simple database. But I didn't see any really killer upgrades (but then I'm not a power user in the Excel world.) I do like how the charts and diagrams seem a whole lot easier now.

    I've been a PowerPoint fan for quite a while now. But Apple's Keynote took away most of PowerPoint's thunder with its release. In 2004, PowerPoint fires back and wins back some issues on "Gee-whiz" tricks of animation and preview. The little addition of a timer makes the preview ability (the presentation on a separate screen/projector and the preview screen on your laptop) a key issue for the combination of making smooth and organized presentations. There are a whole new bunch of animation transitions and tricks. But, Keynote still wins in slide transition (the cube transform in PowerPoint falls flat.)

    With this segue, I'll mention some of the downsides to Office 2004 which I experienced. In setting up Entourage, I brought over both an IMAP account (my .mac address) and a POP account (another email address). The IMAP works well enough, but I am used to "seeing" the email the Apple Mail way, and it took me a while to get used to seeing my .mac emails not move around as easily in filing (I'd have to copy the email somewhere, then delete it from the IMAP inbox. And my POP account (which worked so easily in Mail), never did get set up. I'm not smart enough to figure it out yet, so I still use Mail. And if Apple gives Mail a revision with at least an option to view emails from the side, rather then from above, I might switch back. All I know is that I like Entourage, but I don't really like it.

    And, I encountered a series of application failures in PowerPoint when building a presentation for this review. Every one seemed somehow related to slide animations, but I couldn't see any one issue. For every one, I allowed the program to send its report to Microsoft with some hopes that this might get resolved.

    And now, I'll finish by letting you know that Mom always said if I had nothing nice to say, that I ought not say anything at all. I have gotten in trouble with not listening to my Mom before. So with that, I offer my review of MSN Messenger: iChat Rules! But if you want full functionality of Entourage, load Messenger, but don't run it. With it installed, Entourage will let you preview emails when you are running other applications in the foreground (definitely useful feature.)

    Lastly, as mentioned at the beginning, I use different Office versions, and I move documents around routinely to others. This Office version has one other neat trick -- a compatibility report. I can check my 2004 documents for compatibility with other versions to see what items might not work well. This is a nice simple feature, and I see this helping me out some also.

    2-0 out of 5 stars That's all ????
    As a user of v.X, I was looking forward to this. Well, as much
    as anyone looks forward to new MS software. Maybe a root canal would
    be more fun.

    I just don't see it. They want me to cough up $350 for a some really minor
    feature additions? Even on the MS webpage, they have a hard time finding
    more than 1-2 bullet 'enhancements' for each component. And I'd have
    to believe that NoteTaker or NoteBook is a better application than whatever
    MS's v1 of their Notebook facility is. And don't forget the all important Messenger
    integration :(

    Very disappointed. ... Read more


    12. QuickBooks Pro 2005 (5-USER)
    list price: $749.95
    our price: $599.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00062AJR6
    Catlog: Software
    Publisher: Intuit, Inc.
    Sales Rank: 690
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    13. QuickBooks Premier Contractor Edition 2005
    list price: $499.95
    our price: $399.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00062AK3E
    Catlog: Software
    Publisher: Intuit, Inc.
    Sales Rank: 863
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    Features

    • Create a forecast of income and expenses for the year ahead, based on your existing QuickBooks data with the click of a button.
    • Build a professional, accurate business plan more easily than ever.
    • Track inventory assemblies and finished goods.
    • More easily apply payments, such as overpayments, underpayments, credits and refunds.
    • More easily merge QuickBooks data into Microsoft Word [2000, 2002 or 2003] letters and envelopes for quick, professional mailings to customers, vendors or employees.

    14. Microsoft Project 2003 Standard
    list price: $599.00
    our price: $509.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0000AZJVJ
    Catlog: Software
    Publisher: Microsoft
    Sales Rank: 347
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    Features

    • Organize your work more effectively with new scheduling tools -- Track schedule and resource changes to yourproject plans quickly
    • New display options lets you show individuals the project information they need to review
    • Increase your impact at work and create better presentations to print compelling and succinct copies of schedules and goals
    • Move information easily between Project 2003 and other Microsoft Office programs, such as Excel
    • Updated interface and new templates available for downloading, make this version of Project the most user-friendly ever!

    15. Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Professional Upgrade from Standard Version 4-7
    list price: $159.99
    our price: $149.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00069ECAO
    Catlog: Software
    Publisher: Adobe
    Sales Rank: 474
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    Features

    • Create PDF files with the click of a button from Microsoft applications and AutoCAD
    • Create a single Adobe PDF document from multiple sources, including portions of Web pages and previously combined Adobe PDF documents
    • Use the included Adobe LiveCycle Designer 7.0 software to create PDF forms that look like the paper forms they replace
    • Easily attach source documents such as spreadsheets, multimedia files, images, and drawings to an Adobe PDF document
    • Enable anyone with free Adobe Reader 7.0 software to use highlighter, sticky note, pen, and other commenting tools

    16. ScanSoft Dragon NaturallySpeaking 8 Preferred
    list price: $199.99
    our price: $167.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0003009IK
    Catlog: Software
    Publisher: Scansoft
    Sales Rank: 62
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    Features

    • Speech recognition software for dictating, editing, and controlling applications
    • Listen to incoming e-mail read aloud; search the Web by speaking URLs and links
    • Use dictation shortcuts to insert text or bitmaps with a single voice command
    • Dictate directly into a PC or any Scansoft-approved handheld digital recorder
    • Works with Corel WordPerfect and virtually all Windows-based applications

    17. Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Standard
    list price: $299.99
    our price: $279.99
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    Asin: B00069E7JA
    Catlog: Software
    Publisher: Adobe
    Sales Rank: 545
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    Features

    • Easily create Adobe PDF files—create PDF documents with one-button ease from Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Windows users can also convert to PDF from Access, Internet Explorer, Outlook, and Publisher.
    • Enjoy improved performance—with improved performance you can quickly convert, collect, and organize Adobe PDF documents.
    • Create Adobe PDF documents from Microsoft Outlook—Collect, convert, and organize Microsoft Outlook e-mails into searchable Adobe PDF documents. Include attachments, links, and bookmarks sorted by sender, date, or subject.
    • Assemble documents—create a single Adobe PDF file from multiple sources—including Web pages and e-mail—to deliver one professional document that anyone can open using free Adobe Reader 7.0 software.
    • Protect sensitive and confidential documents—control documents inside and outside the firewall, online and offline.

    18. QuickBooks Basic 2005
    list price: $199.95
    our price: $195.99
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    Asin: B00062AJNK
    Catlog: Software
    Publisher: Intuit, Inc.
    Sales Rank: 417
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    Features

    • Tools for managing business finances faster and more confidently
    • Locate customer and vendor records instantly; create invoices; track sales tax
    • Get key facts, forms, and resources, all in one place; easily manage payments
    • Report Navigator with sample views and descriptions make selection a snap
    • New Learning Center tutorials show how to work faster, smarter, and better

    19. Rosetta Stone French Level 1 & 2 Personal Edition
    list price: $329.00
    our price: $292.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B000077DD2
    Catlog: Software
    Publisher: Fairfield Language Technologies
    Sales Rank: 412
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    Learn a new language with the award-winning method used by the U.S. State Department to train diplomats. Proven effective by NASA astronauts, Peace Corps volunteers, and millions of students worldwide, the Rosetta Stone Language Library teaches new languages faster and easier than ever before.

    We all learn our childhood language by associating new words and phrases with the world around us. The Rosetta Stone method replicates this process by presenting vivid, real-life images to convey the meaning of each new phrase. Instead of translating, memorizing, and studying rules of grammar, you actually learn to think in the new language. Vocabulary and grammar are integrated systematically, leading to everyday proficiency.

    This comprehensive program provides up to 550 hours of mastery instruction in listening comprehension, reading, writing, and speaking. Systematic structure teaches vocabulary and grammar naturally, without lists or drills. Previews, exercises, and tests accompany every lesson, and there are automated tutorials throughout the program. Graphical speech recognition displays your voiceprint and compares it with the native speaker to help improve your pronunciation. (Ages 6 and older) ... Read more

    Reviews (4)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Blows the competition out of the water!
    Nothing I've seen comes close to this program. It's an entirely different level. But do yourself a favor before shelling out the $300. Go to the rosettastone.com web page and ask for a demo cd. They'll send you a sample with every language they offer included. It gives you a very good sense of what it's all about.

    5-0 out of 5 stars English speaking son in law
    Hi,

    I bought this program because I am married to a French Canadian and we never taught our kids to speak french. The last visit we had with her parents was the straw that broke the camels back for me, so I did a little research, saw that this program was used by NASA, the State Department and the Peace Corps and decided to go ahead and spend more on any one piece of software than I have ever spent before. I couldn't be happier!
    I told the kids, (16 and 14) that I wasn't going to make them use it, it was up to them. Granted, they are probably a little more motivated than most, but the program is fun. I speak a little french, but it is always me translating everything in my head, this program works completely differently than any other that I have ever heard of. There is no english at all, and as you go through you find yourself not translating as much but just answering the questions. Other reviewers have done a better job than I ever will, but my 14 year old figured out the first lesson the first day, and he has never had any french at all. I cannot say enough about it, and if it is the price that is holding you back, all I can say is what is it worth to you to learn french, to learn it faster than you probably could otherwise and to have fun as you are doing it? For me it would be a bargain at twice the price.

    Thanks

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent learning method!
    I have, in the past,purchased every kind of "Learn French" product on the market.Some were good;others lacked real content;some were frankly boring; or some assumed too much about the beginning student.However,the Rosetta Stone method surpasses all of them.In the two days I have been using it,I have learned,and more importantly, retained everything I have studied so far.This is not to say it is easy..but the new words and phrases that are introduced to you make you think and visualize,not just repeat over and over the same phrases/words until you are blind with boredom.Each level includes four different methods of learning,and all of them together equal perfection.When I can comfortably speak/read French on my own,I think I will pursue learning another language..because these programs are so complete and well presented.
    I can't recommend this product enough!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Fun to use, very extensive
    The Rosetta Stone language learning system is based on the idea that foreign languages should be learned the same way as children learn their very first language - not by learning words isolated from their content and later putting them into sentences using painfully learned grammar rules, but by direct association of words and sentences with visual images. The Rosetta Stone contains no instructions in your mother tongue. If you bought German, the program communicates with you only in German. The only means which the program uses to explain you the meaning of the foreign words are pictures. You may not understand the meaning of the new word or phrase immediately. However, the program will use this word over and over again, and soon you will get an idea what it means. Remember how parents teach their children to talk, repeating the same thing again and again in different combinations? This is what Rosetta Stone does to you. You do not get a translation - insted, you get an image, an idea, a feeling.

    I purchased French, but all 24 languages supported by Rosetta Stones use the same software and the same or nearly the same structure of lessons and images. The program works as follows. Once you have chosen a lesson out of a list, you have a selection of several modes of learning. In one, the program tells you phrases, and you have to choose one of four pictures which fits the phrase. In another, you see a picture and chose one from four written words/phrases. In the third, you chose the written phrase which matches what you just heard. In the fourth, you see a written word/phrase and match it with one of four phrases read to you by the computer. The program keeps on making new and new combination of the words and phrases for as long as you need to start feeling confident. If you want to practice your writing, Rosetta Stone will offer you either to put together sentences by dragging whole words with a mouse, or will suggest you to type them in from scratch and will correct you mistakes along the way. Finally, another part of the program works on your pronunciation and intonation. It not only records your voice as you repeat after a native speaker, but also provides graphical analysis of the patterns of your speach, thus helping to identify mistakes. This part of the program requires a high quality headset..., a cheap computer microphone will not work.

    This program costs much more than the other programs on the market, but it also has a lot more to offer. Levels 1 and 2 combined contain over 200 units, and each unit may take several hours (depending on your age and language learning ability) to master. A great advantage which helps to make the buying decision is that Rosetta Stone offers a fully functional demo version of the program, which can be downloaded from their web site (rosettastone.com). This demo differs from the real thing in that you can try only 5-6 units out of 210 in any of the languages. This is sufficient to get a very good idea of how you like the program, as well as to understand how the level matches your prior knowledge of this language. Actually, I must say that Level 2 goes pretty far, I was surprised how advanced the sentences were when I opened one of the level 2 units in a language which I learned before.

    In French which I bought each level came on 2 CDs, one with the software, the second one with the language library. Probably as a heritage from 1993, when the disk space was scarce, the program reads language data straight from the CD instead of copying them to hard disk. One has to keep the language library CD in the CD-drive, where it starts spinning every half a minute or so. With a noisy 40x drive it is rather annoying. The program runs on any Windows version after 3.1 (including XP) and on the Mac.

    Besides CDs, the program comes with a manual (how to install and run the program) and a booklet with cirriculum, which contains a list of all words and phrases used in the program. There is no booklet on grammar, and no dictionary because any of these items standard in adult learning would contradict the spirit and the method of The Rosetta Stone. Both the manual and the booklet can be downloaded in PDF format from The Rosetta Stone's web site (another good way to evaluate how much you can expect to learn if you buy the program).

    The developers claim that the program covers 5-year middle/high school program and includes around 2500 words. I had several other language programs in the past, and there is no doubt that Rosetta Stone covers a lot more language than any other program I saw.

    Overall, it is a good learning tool, fun to use. It is not cheap, but if you divide the price by the number of hours of patient instructions which you get from your computer, you will end up with a cost which is way, way lower than any teacher would charge per hour for individual or group lessons. All of us used The Rosetta Stone method of learning between the ages of 1 and 7 and keep on using it when teaching our little ones. The fact that the developer remains in business for over 10 years and keeps getting new awards shows that it is also good for adults. I liked it. Check out the demo version, you probably will like it, too. ... Read more


    20. PC-cillin Internet Security 2005 [AntiVirus, Firewall, Spam, Spyware, Wi-Fi Patrol]
    list price: $49.95
    our price: $39.99
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    Asin: B00068IBZW
    Catlog: Software
    Publisher: Trend Micro
    Sales Rank: 10
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    Features

    • PC and home-network protection against viruses and blended threats
    • Personal firewall; privacy protection; W-Fi intrusion detection
    • New anti-phishing, home-network control, and vulnerability assessment
    • Improved spam filtering; enhanced spyware detection and removal
    • Comprehensive virus security and integrated protection; easy to use

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