Lucky PDC Attendees Will Get a Sneak Peek at the Next Microsoft Office

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HellTempest

Open Office ftw.

 It's free, and doesn't have a retarded UI.

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horzo

The target market for Office is, of course, businesses. Many of these have already bought Office licenses which include automatic upgrades for a certain number of years. I suspect those that didn't will opt to skip a version or two unless M$ comes up with a more compelling feature list than "Office in a browser."

Most consumers who need basic office software can get by just fine with OpenOffice.

 

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CrimsonKnight13

The sad part about it being "14" is that it's really 13. I think its a dumb decision to skip a number just because of foolish superstitions.  Lame decisions make the world go round it seems.

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maniacm0nk3y

If Sun can make OpenOffice and give it free then Microsoft can just add $20 for some stupid license fee and everyone would be happy.

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xs0u1x

i just got office 2007. and ive had vista for 2 years......this is why im starting to walk away from microshaft...yeah they might have okay products...but if they havent noticed....people are kinda struggling right now and will be for awhile. i dont have $500 to drop everytime they pump out a new product and i have to upgrade to make all my apps and productivity run at maximum performance.

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b_boy_69_00

They will also get a look at outlook 21, media player 28, and live photo gallery 256

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