Office 11 for Win XP/2000 only. No Mac version.

peter2002

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USA Today reports on 10.31.2002 that Microsoft's Office 11 will only support Windows XP and Windows 2000. No other operating system to be supported. Jason Carson, from MS, said nothing else will be supported for "security and reliability" reasons.

That doesn't make any sense. Windows XP and 2000 are the best OS so far by MS, but they are both far, far from being secure but are pretty reliable now which I guess means that they crash about once a week instead of 10X a day.

Release date is Mid 2003.

http://www.usatoday.com/tech/techreviews/products/software/2002-10-30-ms-office_x.htm

Peter
 

cubist

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When they say "other OSs" they mean win98 & win95.

There is a big discussion of this on The Inquirer. The conjecture there is that Microsoft is not seeing sufficient adoption of XP in corporations, so they want to force it on them.

Microsoft is trying to wring every buck out of an increasingly unhappy user community.
 

zimv20

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from the article:

"Using features of Office 11 may require the higher processing power found on newer computers."
all right, what the heck is MS doing w/ it that needs so much more power? i doubt there's much more in terms of productivity features, it's gotta be a bunch of animations or other crap.

i declare "bloat."
 

Computer_Phreak

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Originally posted by zimv20
from the article:



all right, what the heck is MS doing w/ it that needs so much more power? i doubt there's much more in terms of productivity features, it's gotta be a bunch of animations or other crap.

i declare "bloat."

Exactly... its just bloated code with an interface redisign. They will hype 'new' features that existed in previous versions but were little konwn. Just M$ to squeeze more $ out of corporations.... not to mention rubbing Intel's back with the "higher processing power" BS
 

scem0

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for your information, I have only had XP crash once the whole time I have had it, not once per week. Windows OSes are underrated here at MacRumors.
 

tenshu2k

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hey.. my main xp machine has a 85 day uptime and its still running fine. I never really had any major stability issues with xp.
 

awulf

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Office XP to Office 11 won't have many more features

like..

Office 2001 to Office X
I can't see any difference between then exept Office X runs on OS X and it has new pretty pictures as icons.
 

DrGrip84

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XP Reliablity

XP Reliablity? What have you guys been smoking? Just for basic home applications, my dad has had lots of problems w/XP crashing. At work, we recently bought a slew of new Dells running XP. We have had lots of problems using our old data (mostly MS 2000 Office docs) w/win XP.

Underrated? The one crash per week comment was generous.

OSX crashes since August: 0
 

Chaszmyr

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Originally posted by scem0
for your information, I have only had XP crash once the whole time I have had it, not once per week. Windows OSes are underrated here at MacRumors.
I couldnt agree more. they are underrated. They still suck in comparison to OSX though
 

Cappy

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Re: XP Reliablity

Originally posted by DrGrip84
XP Reliablity? What have you guys been smoking? Just for basic home applications, my dad has had lots of problems w/XP crashing. At work, we recently bought a slew of new Dells running XP. We have had lots of problems using our old data (mostly MS 2000 Office docs) w/win XP.

Underrated? The one crash per week comment was generous.

OSX crashes since August: 0
I just have to ask. MS 2000 Office docs? I'm no expert on all of the components in the Office 2000 and Office XP products but I don't recall seeing this in the thousands of installs I've done of these products. You're surely talking about data and if that's the case, how about providing a little more info like what application you're talking about. And is it the app that's crashing or the OS? The majority of people out there think a crash is always an OS issue when it's really poorly written software.

Truth be told Windows 2000 and Windows XP have been MS's best OS to date. I'd lean more toward Win2k for an OS to go with but WinXP is alright. They're both very capable and underrated by most Mac fanatics. These aren't the Win9x days any longer. I currently support about 400 pc's with Win2k and testing WinXP to be deployed next year. For what it's worth I work 40hrs/wk and only have 2 people work with me that are a combined 40hrs/wk. If they were Win9x boxes, we'd never be able to do it.

As for Office products though I'd go with Office 2000 hands down. Office XP has been riddled with bugs and has given us and our users nothing but headaches since it was deployed this summer.
 

pantagruel

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The only thing is I dont want a new version of Office! I want a new Appleworks!!!1 Wake up Apple, you are soo lagging behind on this software, quite with the iApps for a few minutes and update your office program.
 

Inhale420

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Originally posted by Chaszmyr


I couldnt agree more. they are underrated. They still suck in comparison to OSX though

you're an idiot.


anyway, no one has recognized that the release schedules for mac office and windows office are different. the current version of office for windows is older than office x for mac.
 

Rower_CPU

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Originally posted by tenshu2k
hey.. my main xp machine has a 85 day uptime and its still running fine. I never really had any major stability issues with xp.
You might want to try running Windows Update occasionally...there's new patch practically everyday, and many require a restart. ;)
 

sparkleytone

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Originally posted by Inhale420



you're an idiot.


anyway, no one has recognized that the release schedules for mac office and windows office are different. the current version of office for windows is older than office x for mac.
YOU sir, are the idiot. if you took the time to stop inhaling...maybe you would have had the short term memory capacity to see that he was quoting a post about the windows OS being underrated on macrumors. not about office.
 

Falleron

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That original article was only saying that certain Windows OS's will be supported (XP/2000 - similar code base). It means they will drop support for 95,98,ME + NT. The mac version is independant of this development.
 
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