If you have your heart set on picking up a copy of Office 2003 with your new computer or notebook purchase, you should do it within the next ten days. Microsoft is officially pulling the plug on the software, giving full attention to their latest 2007 version. This is a bad thing for consumers who enjoy the older version more, and there are some that do. This is for OEMs only, however, so you are feel to purchase it elsewhere for now.
Office 2003 has been around for nearly four years and Microsoft feels that it’s time to send the old mare off to the glue factory. According to Microsoft, OEM versions of Office 2003 will no longer be available from Microsoft after June 30.