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Office XP vs. Office 2003

by sally9966 / June 19, 2005 12:57 AM PDT

I have a few questions that might seem stupid.
1. Is Office 2003 the new upgrade ot XP?
2. What is the major difference?
3. Is there a new Office coming out soon? I don't want to upgrade if in 6 months a newer one is coming out.
4. Is there a new 2003 Operating system? It is hard to figure it out online. I think assume you know everything. I am not that computer literate.

Thanks

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Just a side question
by Ray Harinec / June 19, 2005 1:09 AM PDT

Why upgrade??? The Office versions are already so powerful, one wonders what fantastic things you do with it, other than enjoy giving Bill Gates more money.

The next Windows operating sytem is supposed to be what is presently being called Longhorn and as usual well behind schedule and they are already dropping some of the planned features.

They have released a 64 bit version of XP just recently.

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I Dunno..
by Yew / June 19, 2005 3:24 AM PDT
In reply to: Just a side question

I generally am ambivalent to hostile towards MS products, but Office 2004 (for the Mac) is quite impressive. The formatting pallet alone can save all manner of time. Image a context sensitive floating set of toolbars that can expand and collapse at the press of a button, and you've got an idea. While there was such a beast in Office v.X (also for the Mac), they revamped it in 2004.

Then there's the Notes view they put into Word 2004, which is fantastic. It's got to be the first actual useful feature added to any word processor in many years. And I'd almost go as far as some of the reviewers for Office 2004, who say that feature alone is worth the price of the upgrade. I wouldn't say it's THAT useful, but it goes a long ways.

Also, Longhorn is going to be a mere shell of what it was SUPPOSED to be, just so MS can get it out sometime next year. They've already chucked overboard almost every major feature that was supposed to be a part of it. WinFS is gone, building it around .NET 2.0 is gone, a new command shell for system administrators is gone. So basically Longhorn is turning into more of a warmed over XP as opposed to a major upgrade.

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One line answers.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 19, 2005 1:19 AM PDT

1. Is Office 2003 the new upgrade ot XP?

Yes.

2. What is the major difference?

Better copy protection and other features noted at www.microsoft.com

3. Is there a new Office coming out soon? I don't want to upgrade if in 6 months a newer one is coming out.

Yes. Microsoft averages a new Office every 3 years. A new version is in preview now.

4. Is there a new 2003 Operating system? It is hard to figure it out online. I think assume you know everything. I am not that computer literate.

Windows 2003 is a server version that most will never see on their desktop.

Bob

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New version...Office 12...next year
by John.Wilkinson / June 19, 2005 7:58 AM PDT

The next version of Microsoft Office will be released in the second half of 2006, and will feature a "new" default format for saving...Open XML. For more information, check out this article.

Hope this helps,
John

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