Sounds like the long expected release of Office 12 for the Mac is well on it’s way through the halls of Redmond’s Mac Business Unit. The thing most potential customers are looking forward to is a version that will run natively on Intel Macs, but it will also have many of the new features slated for Office 2007 for Windows, replete with all of the new eye candy. And don’t forget the bloat; I’m sure it’ll be there in spades.
I’ve probably said it here before, but I’ll say it again; we don’t need no stinkin’ word processor upgrade! I would hazard to guess that 90 percent of all word processor users use it more like a typewriter than anything else, and aren’t even aware of half of the current feature set, much less use it. Sure there are a few things with the current iterations of Excel and Entourage that I’d like to see fixed (or at least lifted to parity with the Winders version of Excel & Outlook), but I sure don’t like the idea of having to spend $200-400 a copy to get what MS should have delivered in the first place. Guess Bill needs a few more bucks to further his latest plans for world conquest, and sees loads of cash in the form of the Mac users that’ll buy this heap.
There. Thanks for letting me vent a little. I feel a bit better now.