The upcoming Appleworks...

Discussion in 'Hardware Rumors' started by springscansing, Oct 15, 2002.

  1. springscansing macrumors 6502a

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    Who thinks this is going to be a major, major update like some people are saying? With relations going ice cold with Microsoft, and Microsoft not exactly showing much interest in developing future mac apps, do you think the new version of Appleworks is going to be designed to take over for Office on OS X? It's been rumored that Office compatibility is a "major concern."
     
  2. springscansing thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    sorry, still new here, put it in the wrong section. :) it's in software now.
     
  3. mac15 macrumors 68040

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    I don't think apple will ad alot of M$ Office compatibility, I think they'd rather rely on M$ Office or make the push to seperate themselves from relying on M$ .
     
  4. j763 macrumors 6502a

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    Apple would be crazy to continue to develop AppleWorks when OOorg and StarOffice are out there. I'd suggest that if anything they're working w/Sun on StarOffice for OS X. They will have something ready just in case Microsoft kill the profitable Office v.X just to hurt the Macintosh.

    Let's face it, although your average user doesn't have Office, people who are switching over *need* an extensive office suite -- and no, thinkfree and appleworks do *not* suffice.
     
  5. irmongoose macrumors 68030

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    who said Microsoft is not interested in developing future Mac apps?? I've said this before and I'll say it again... Office is very profitable to Microsoft, and it will be just plain stupid if Microsoft stopped developing it. And although Microsoft IS stupid in many ways, I don't think they're THAT stupid...




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