Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Jan 2010 16:26 UTC
Microsoft Microsoft presented the results for its second quarter of the 2010 fiscal year yesterday, which ended on December 29 2009. As it turns out, thanks to sales of Windows 7, Microsoft experienced a record quarter, which is especially welcome after the previous two lacklustre ones. It sold 60 million Windows 7 licenses during this record quarter.
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You don't use Word for professional typesetting. That's what LaTeX or other tools are for. But for general office productivity, Word/Excel/Access (cursed be its name) still beat the pants off, which is the only package that is even close to competing with MS Office.

Brokenness on the web: crappy flash support, slow Java and, of course, you have to deal with the slow performance of X when browsing the web, so switching tabs, scrolling, etc. are slower than in Windows where graphics are properly accelerated (or at least more properly than in X) and the toolkits aren't slow as f--k.

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Wow, you really have an axe to grind. ;)

How you can consider Word/Excel to be the epitome of office productivity is beyond me. Perhaps you've never tried WordPerfect/Quattro Pro? ;)

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