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Office 2013 Won't Run On Windows XP, Vista
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2/1/2013 | 7:24:56 PM
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Not to mention that MS probably is counting on employees working at businesses to whine for Office 2013 just because they think their employer should spend money on something the employees will never have the skill and knowledge to fully exploit anyway.
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2/1/2013 | 7:19:47 PM
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Oh, thank you KB for telling the people of the world that they are archaic and what they need to "bother" to do. You see that MS marketing decision as "a means to finally GIVE people the INCENTIVE NECESSARY.....that's MORE SUITABLE for the PRESENT.

Thank you so much for your rather presumptuous judgment re what people need. If you are not a current MS employee, I assume you once were.
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2/1/2013 | 7:13:35 PM
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Typical Microsoft. They owned the world, but never figured out how to manage it. So now they are losing control of their population. The Barbarians are at the Gates, and have breached the walls.
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7/20/2012 | 8:00:50 PM
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You either pay to play or else you go with what you know. That's your only choices.
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7/20/2012 | 6:38:18 PM
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I will make a simple comment and that is it. If I could afford everything that I wanted then I would not be riding glue factory horse! If someone wants to buy me the latest and the greatest then I am all for upgraded software! Otherwise quit picking on my glue factory horse!

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7/20/2012 | 2:21:11 PM
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LOL

All those "Museum Dwellers" really crack me up complaining that they can't put a shiny new $300 saddle on a glue factory horse.
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7/20/2012 | 7:16:16 AM
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It is a bad new for many people that the new office 2013 is not supporting xp or vista. But their are many awesome feature of new office 2013 so i will enjoy working on it. I do most of my work for my blog http://www.ipad89.com on office
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7/19/2012 | 5:41:43 PM
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If you have a computer running ME, you can be absolutely sure that Microsoft (along with the entire rest of the world) doesn't care. BTW, if you're trying to make a funny, use a smiley. It comes off like you really actually use ME in 2012!
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7/19/2012 | 3:51:34 AM
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I close a law office in 2009, and consequently have 5 computers running versions of XP (Home Edition, XP, and XP Professional). Not one of these computers have the system resources to run Windows 7 or Windows 8. Moreover, most people do not regard Windows 7 or Windows 8 as "upgrades" -- Windows 7 is a memory hog that should have been put out of its misery a long time ago.// I also have 1 computer running Windows Millennium Edition and a laptop running Windows 98 - I assume that Microsoft does not give a crap about users such as me. Right now, Apple is the only option for users who cannot stick with older (more reliable) computers. We don't need Microsoft's "upgrades" - Google Chrome and Norton do the job.
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7/18/2012 | 8:14:54 PM
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@PJS880, if someone can't be bothered to upgrade from a 13 year old OS, I don't know what to tell you. People accustomed to taking their horse for replacement shoes could have used your same argument against the advent of automobiles.

I'm an advocate of OpenOffice myself, but I don't really share your reasoning. I see this move as a means to finally give people the incentive necessary to upgrade an OS to one that's more suitable for content of the present. Otherwise, Microsoft would have to staff a significantly sized team of people to constantly patch, upgrade, and support this new software on an archaic OS.

Granted, I'm focusing on XP in this reply as opposed to Vista. The number of XP systems still operating in the wild is mind blowing. Without measures like these, I fear we would be stuck with the old guard for far too long.

On an final note, perhaps you will agree with me on this; The better option may be, assuming the user is savvy enough to do so, just use Ubuntu with the OpenOffice Suite. If the user is not, then upgrade the OS for $40.00 (cost of Windows XP -> Windows 8) and be done with it.

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