Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th Jun 2010 17:50 UTC
Microsoft While WWDC is underway, Microsoft's Macintosh Business Unit has announced that Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 will be available in 32bit only. Microsoft has not yet completed the transition to from Carbon to Cocoa since it has focussed on increasing compatibility between Office for Windows and Office for Mac, and since Carbon is only available in 32bit, Redmond doesn't really have a choice. While it won't affect users in any meaningful way (unless you use gigantic spreadsheets or something), it has some Mac users riled up.
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Equal playing field
by th3rmite on Wed 9th Jun 2010 18:53 UTC
th3rmite
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2006-01-08

Honestly I think MS should make their office software run as slow as Apple's software runs on Windows. C'mon, a dual core windows 7 machine with 4GB of ram should not run as crappy as iTunes does.

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RE: Equal playing field
by bousozoku on Wed 9th Jun 2010 19:03 in reply to "Equal playing field"
bousozoku Member since:
2006-01-23

Honestly I think MS should make their office software run as slow as Apple's software runs on Windows. C'mon, a dual core windows 7 machine with 4GB of ram should not run as crappy as iTunes does.


Considering how broken MS Office for Mac has been since they started with a Windows version, the speed isn't the only consideration. However, if Office is stable, that's more important than anything else.

I agree with you on Apple making their software more compatible with Windows, but they're bent on using that Orange Box technology.

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