Microsoft predicts Mac renaissance

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  2. 1macker1 macrumors 65816

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    Good read. I wish apple would develope some type of office program to rival that of MS office. Appleworks just isn't the answer.
     
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    If they get decent performance form Virtual PC and it works well on the G5, that could get more people interested in the Mac.

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    I don't think Apple will release anything at this time. They've already promoted MS Office too much to stab it in the back. I think the open source community will be the one that takes on Office. (KDE, Openoffice.org)

    I hope this MS rep knows what he's talking about. Apple needs to increase its market share.
     
  6. qazwsxedc30 macrumors newbie

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    this is all good news but what about maybe a MSN Messenger update?
     
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    it does mention MSN Messenger 4.0 near the bottom of the article, but I wouldn't expect it until slightly after office 2004 is released.
     
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    This is awesome news to hear from Microsoft. Part of their reasoning is probably that if Apple grows, so will their own Mac product sales.
     
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    Good thing MS has that monopoly lawsuit aganist them, or they might not be so apple friendly.
     
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    well, its a positive gesture. as much as we all "despise" microsoft. we know that office has become a (virtual) standard. okay, they win. as much as I find appleworks useful, when i do anything intensive in any of it's "regions" i use a different app. apple is wise to concentrate their efforts towards perfecting some of their other software. i think they realize that (of course they do!) and therefore spend their efforts promoting MSFT products to entice more people to the platform, not to appleworks.
     

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