Cursed By Its Name: Office For Mac 2008 To Be Released In 2008
from the another-delay dept
Microsoft has recently said that it has no plans to discontinue its tradition of large-scale, heavyweight software offerings, like Office and Windows. Seeing as these two franchises continue to be huge money makers for the company, its stance is understandable. But if it has no plans to change its business model, then it needs to fix the problems associated with its current one, such as long development times and quality control. So far, anyway, these problems don’t seem to be going away. The company has announced that its forthcoming Office for Mac 2008 will be released late. The company had hoped to have it ready by the coming Christmas season, but it will now be released in 2008, which is appropriate, given the name. Despite their high profile, Macs still make up a small share of the overall computer market, so it’s likely that Microsoft isn’t devoting a tremendous amount of resources to this area. Still, the delay is indicative of the ongoing problems facing the company.
Comments on “Cursed By Its Name: Office For Mac 2008 To Be Released In 2008”
…please add the ribbon menus to the mac version. pretty please!
Re: LOL @ you
Office for Mac has no Ribbon. Of course Wired has a better article.
More eye candy
Will the Mac version have a more obnoxious paper clip character that wears a pink tie and giggles all the time?
Re: More eye candy
Dorpus, seeing as it has been gone for so many years now, you actually want them bring it back?
Re: Re: More eye candy
Hey, if XMMS can have Clippy, so can Microsoft Office.
Why do people even pay for office anymore? Office 97 had all the functionality I ever needed. Fortunately, OpenOffice.org provides me with all the tools I will ever need (especially in Linux). ^_^
Some of us need to do more then wirte a papper every now and then so we use the newer BETTER versions of office with Power Point. openoffice.org has some great tools but the power point alternative is lacking and I don’t think that it equals power point for graphics auswemness. Yes I can’t spell