Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 10th Nov 2006 22:55 UTC, submitted by mcduck
Microsoft Microsoft has released Office 2007 on it's Microsoft Volume License Services website. Confirmed versions available for download are the Office 2007 Enterprise at 559MB and Office 2007 Groove at 189MB. MSDN subscribers can expect to get it on November 12th. Office 2007 went gold on November 6th 2006.
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Shouldn't this...
by WarpKat on Sat 11th Nov 2006 00:06 UTC
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2006-02-06 posted on an anti-virus site first?

Yanno...just in case???

Seriously, why is it so blasted HUGE? Does the animated paperclip really take that much coding just to wink at you?

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RE: Shouldn't this...
by rm6990 on Sat 11th Nov 2006 00:35 in reply to "Shouldn't this..."
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2005-07-04 isn't exactly a small program, and MS Office includes more (Publisher, Infopath, Outlook, Project, etc etc etc). Should we be running through a virus scanner too? Does it really require 200MB to have a flashing light bulb bug you every 2 seconds?

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RE: Shouldn't this...
by dylansmrjones on Sat 11th Nov 2006 01:43 in reply to "Shouldn't this..."
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It's too big, yes. But an office suite will be big - especially if the OS it self isn't utilized as much as it should be (lack of system wide plugins etc.).

Blame it on Wirth's Law:'s_law

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RE[2]: Shouldn't this...
by kaiwai on Sat 11th Nov 2006 02:43 in reply to "RE: Shouldn't this..."
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Based on what evidence? the size of the core office suite is still the same; yes, Microsoft Office has increasd in size, but that is due to more applications being added to the 'default bundle'.

As for 'lack of system wide plugins'; bull, ActiveX provides that very service, and companies provide features via that technology in many applications; heck, Adobe use that so that people can 'one click' their documents to pdf without needing to save, open, convert etc using another tool.

Btw, the Opensource world is no better, given the bloated bearge of an Office suite that is - about the only one that *really* integrates well into the operating system/desktop environment is KOffice; which quite frankly, should be the one being developed rather than trying to change the frankenstein suite that is into something that is moderately usable.

Edited 2006-11-11 02:46

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