Mac Office 2008 Benchmarks

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    MacTech benchmarks the new Mac Office 2008 and provides the following conclusion:
    Microsoft hosted a day-long conference on the new Office 2008. Attendees will reportedly receive a free copy of Office.

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    I can't wait for it to trickle down to volume licensees. I'm still working with some really old G4s since some users don't budge and use their grant money.

    I'll more then likely be using Office 2004 and 2008 on my department installations for some time.
     
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    That graph doesn't make sense.

    It looks like 2008 runs better on a G4 than on Intel. What's the percentage represent ?
     
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    FTA

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    Tomorrow!
     
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    when is this realesed in stores>



    The lower the percent the better
     
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    hehehe

    Thanks..I'm losing it..
     
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    In stores tomorrow (tuesday)

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    I'm quite pleased with Office 2008 and I'd have upgraded to it even without MS' "SuperSuite" deal incentive.
     
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    THis is more exicting then Macworld...i better line up out side my local best buy........(NAWT)
     
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    In my mailbox next week!:)
    If the MacBooks aren't obsolete by then!
     
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    still only a carbon app though.
     
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    What shocks me most is that it's pretty much Office 2004 (minus a few features) as a Universal application - and STILL Carbon. All this time and it's still the same pig, just with new lipstick.

    Amazing... simply amazing. :eek:
     
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    What? It is still carbon? It looks like cocoa....
    what did they do to hide that??
     
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    The only group Carbon vs Cocoa would make a difference to are developers writing extensions or plugins, which is moot because there's no "Office API" in OS X (apart from Automator Actions, .NET doesn't exist for OS X). To the end user, it shouldn't make any difference whether it's Carbon or Cocoa. Compiled code is compiled code. Carbon is going to be around for a long while. By the time it disappears from Apple's OS entirely, Office will have moved far beyond it's current incarnation.
     
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    Word Boot Time

    First Post!

    I remember way back to around 1987 or so. Word 4 on my SE/30 (8MHz CPU, 4MB ram) booted in under 4 seconds. So Just how far have we come?:)
     
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    Why benchmark a word processor?

    Why benchmark a word processor?

    This is #1 on my list of things that it is just not worth benchmarking.
     
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    Give us real numbers. I want to know what tasks were used for the benchmarks and how long, in seconds, they took. Whether it took 0.5 seconds or 1 second to do a task in Word has no significance to me, so I'm not sure whether the numbers mean anything to me without seeing the raw data.
     
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    Why is Office more expensive than my operating system?:(
     
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    Not exactly the clearest of graphs.
     
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    This is not an attempt to hijack the thread, but, along with your Office 2008 comments, how about answering this question:

    Office 2008 or iWork?

    I want to buy either one in the next month, but am having trouble deciding.
     
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    No Visual Basic.........No Office 2008 for me.

    Pretty much all of the Excel spreadsheets I utilize for work run off of Macro's.
     
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    iwork
     
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    Looking at that graph, isn't Macoffice 08 running SLOWER on an intel than 2004???? Am I missing something?
     
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    Yes you are missing patience it would seem as other posters have indicated that the graph indicates that LOWER is BETTER.
     
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    cant wait to go back to school and get a free copy :cool:
     

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