Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 27th Jun 2006 00:24 UTC
Features, Office Microsoft now allows people to try out the next Office--without the hassle of installing beta software or replacing their current version. It runs through an IE window and it requires a Citrix ActiveX plugin in order to give you access to the actual machine that runs Office on the backend.
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RE: Windows only as expected
by lord_rob on Tue 27th Jun 2006 08:51 UTC in reply to "Windows only as expected"
lord_rob
Member since:
2005-08-06

And ? Does Microsoft make Office for your OS ?

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RE[2]: Windows only as expected
by r_a_trip on Tue 27th Jun 2006 14:03 in reply to "RE: Windows only as expected"
r_a_trip Member since:
2005-07-06

And ? Does Microsoft make Office for your OS ?

No, they don't (yet), but creating barriers to remotely trying out one of their flagship products also says they don't want our business.

In essence MS is preaching to the choir here and closing the doors for any non-believer. MS makes it easy to to hate them and to turn away from them, as they give every non-MS websurfer the feeling they are unwanted.

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situation Member since:
2006-01-10

The problem is though, that this web based demo could have been a step towards multiplatform support. But instead they made it IE / XP only.
The other problem is that some Linux users who may otherwise use Microsoft Office on their XP box (or recommend it to a friend, etc.) will likely just become more bitter towards Microsoft and their products.
I know I personally felt a little offended that in 2006 (and all the ajax hype) they can't release even multiplatform web suites.

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