Office v.X announced

from the 1-for-you-2-for-me... dept

I am not one to be excited about the new version of office, but having converted to MacOSX last September, it has been painful to open Classic mode just to see a word file. Microsoft recently announced that they will be shipping their Office for X suite this November. I have tried a beta, and it is very nice, and looks nothing like the old Mac or Windows versions. What I find interesting is that EVERY macosx user will need this software (sure… I know about StarOffice and AppleWorks). So for every copy of OSX that apple sells ($129) Microsoft makes ($250-450). It should really be a big revenue driver for Microsoft.

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mhh5 says:

this sounds like really bad news...

M$Office for OSX that looks and feels totally different from the Windoze version sounds like Apple has given up on macs even trying to enter the business market. Administrative assistants will only know Office for Windoze…. And it seems like this will kill the education market. Who wants to buy a mac that doesn’t run any software that looks like the software “real” companies use??

Dan Johnson says:

Re: this sounds like really bad news...

What are you talking about?????? The reason that Office v.X looks differently (not FUNCTIONS differently) from the windows version of Office is because: Mac OSX supports Quartz and OpenGL , which means that the office suite looks much nicer than it does on a windows based OS. The functionality of the office suite is about the same as it is on windows, but the look of the program is much improved.

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