Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Jul 2005 11:33 UTC
Microsoft Microsoft is facing an uphill battle to push copies of Office 2003 on customers and its ISV partner ecosystem, ahead of next year's predicted launch of Office 12.
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The first (less critical) reason is that Microsoft has never wanted want to tread on the toes of other companies who make software for the Windows platform.

Ah. So that explains why we have so many commercial web browsers, compilers, word processors, spreadsheets, and various other things out there.

Microsoft cared about them. :-)

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It was Microsoft's polite way of saying "We didn't want to step on their little toes... [because we had one team with a knife in the back and the other team with the howitzer in the front]."

Microsoft cannot make Office better because Microsoft is bereft of imagination. That is it, in a nutshell.

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