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Old 10-01-2007, 12:57 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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I think some businesses will wait to upgrade to Office 2007, but that is not unusual. Most businesses wait a while before jumping on the latest and greatest bandwagon, however they will eventually upgrade to the current version.

Microsoft Office currently has a 90-95% share of the business market and about the same market share for the home consumer market.

Unfortunately, until OpenOffice, StarOffice and the other office alternatives can ensure 100% compatibility with MS Office, Microsoft really doesn't have much to worry about whether the rest of us like it or not. The fact is there are a lot of individuals and business that can't risk using an alternative product that can't guarantee 100% compatibility for formatting, etc.
The company I work for is slow to implement any changes to its computers. As a matter of fact, just last year we upgraded our Microsoft Office to the 2003 version! Prior to that, we were using MS Office 2000. It might be seven more years before we decided to upgrade to Office 2007, but that's fine since I tried it on my home computer and uninstalled it after a few days because I didn't like it. So now I'm back to using MS Office 2003 on my home computer, and it works just fine.
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Old 10-01-2007, 01:29 AM
 
Location: Charlotte,NC, US, North America, Earth, Alpha Quadrant,Milky Way Galaxy
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Wanta bet???? I suspect many people will resist switching there too. And stay with Office 97 or Office 2000 or 2003 as long as they can.

I know *I'VE* switched to Open Office. Liz
Well the corporate desktop is where the MS Office cash cow grazes....They're not switching and will continue to get license revenue
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Old 10-01-2007, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Vero Beach, Fl
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Fact #1 - remember this rule - whenever a new piece of software comes out, you are the beta tester (yes, yes, I know that is done before it's released to the public, but is it really?)

Fact #2 - That applies twice over if it's a Microsoft product.

Fact #3 - Microsoft knew Vista was probably going to bomb, but decided it was better to release it than not it at all. It's a stock thing.

And BTW - anyone in industry that didn't have Vista foisted on them stayed with XP.
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Old 10-01-2007, 11:58 PM
 
Location: Tejas
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I didnt have Vista foisted on me and I got it d-_-b

TBH, right now i know more people happy with Vista than not.
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Old 10-02-2007, 03:04 AM
 
Location: Colorado, Denver Metro Area
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It is change and change needs time. Similar comments followed WindowsXP after Windows 2000. WinXP is the best OS there is.

It will take time for Vista. The problem now is that people try it on their 2 year old computers - VISTA WILL NOT WORK WELL ON OLD COMPUTERS. It needs the new technology of fast processors and plenty of memory.
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Old 10-02-2007, 06:07 AM
 
Location: Home is where we park it.
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That computer died as well (it was a homebrew that I built [motherboard went out]).
I've replaced motherboards, etc on computers I've built for me and used the same XP software. M$ gives me fits but it's the same CASE!!! Done it twice now. Liz
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Old 10-08-2007, 05:56 AM
 
Location: orlando, fl
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Well the corporate desktop is where the MS Office cash cow grazes....They're not switching and will continue to get license revenue
MS loves big companies. $6k for a SQL Server license, server 2003 licenses over $1k, support that costs a few hundred an hour, plus the OS, outlook, and office licenses for each desktop

btw, we're still using windows 2000 where i work, though we're starting to migrate to vista. it'll probably be two years though, since we have 1800 applications that run on windows 2000
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