Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 25th Oct 2011 23:00 UTC
Windows Ten years ago today, Microsoft launched what would become the world's most popular desktop operating system - for better or worse. Its interface colours were... Interesting (trying hard to avoid bias here, folks, bear with me now). Its early performance was... Not always entirely up to par. Its security track record was... Well, it sucked hard in that department (I tried). We're ten years down the line, and thanks to Vista, way too many people are still using this relic.
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RE[3]: It'll be hard to beat.
by lemur2 on Wed 26th Oct 2011 09:37 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: It'll be hard to beat."
lemur2
Member since:
2007-02-17

Do you happen to have any add ons installed? Incompatible add ons can make Office unstable. Personally, the last time Microsoft Office ever crashed on me was when used Office XP. Office has been a very stable productivity suite since 2003 version.


The machine on which Office 2010 crashed on me is maintained by the IT department at work. Whatever is installed is minimal, and it is as installed on thousands of machines worldwide in the company's global network. We are talking about a professionally maintained Windows image here. Office 2010 was rolled out to thousands of machines a few months ago, after many many months of testing.

Edited 2011-10-26 09:38 UTC

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

The machine on which Office 2010 crashed on me is maintained by the IT department at work. Whatever is installed is minimal, and it is as installed on thousands of machines worldwide in the company's global network. We are talking about a professionally maintained Windows image here. Office 2010 was rolled out to thousands of machines a few months ago, after many many months of testing.


In all fairness, Windows XP is 10 years old. I challenge you to run the latest OpenOffice on a Linux distribution from 2001. I'll be surprised if you get to run it at all.

Is it really Microsoft's fault that your company is too incompetent to switch to Windows 7? Is it Microsoft's fault that your company switched to Office 2010, while in fact, they should have stuck to 2003 which is a much better fit for XP?

I don't know.

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RE[5]: It'll be hard to beat.
by lemur2 on Wed 26th Oct 2011 09:50 in reply to "RE[4]: It'll be hard to beat."
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

"The machine on which Office 2010 crashed on me is maintained by the IT department at work. Whatever is installed is minimal, and it is as installed on thousands of machines worldwide in the company's global network. We are talking about a professionally maintained Windows image here. Office 2010 was rolled out to thousands of machines a few months ago, after many many months of testing.


In all fairness, Windows XP is 10 years old. I challenge you to run the latest OpenOffice on a Linux distribution from 2001. I'll be surprised if you get to run it at all.

Is it really Microsoft's fault that your company is too incompetent to switch to Windows 7? Is it Microsoft's fault that your company switched to Office 2010, while in fact, they should have stuck to 2003 which is a much better fit for XP?

I don't know.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Office_2010

It claims this:
Operating system: Windows 7
Windows Server 2008
Windows Vista with Service Pack 1
Windows Server 2003 R2
Windows XP with Service Pack 3 (32-Bit only)


Are you saying that Microsoft is making false claims for its flagship product?

Edited 2011-10-26 09:51 UTC

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