Microsoft Office: does anyone still give a shit?
I have received an email from Apple, announcing that Microsoft will release Office 2008 for the Mac on the 16th January.
This will be the first version of Office that runs natively on Apple's Intel processor Macs, rather than under Rosetta emulation.
Well fucking done, Microsoft: after all, it's only two years and six days after Apple introduced the first Intel Mac, and a mere two years, seven months and ten days after Apple announced the transition to Intel.
And, seriously, does anyone really give two shits? Since that time, I have helped at least six people to switch to Apple and then helped them to set up their machines. And they are all people who have to interact with, and use, Microsoft Office documents (mainly originating on Windows PCs); I have put all of them onto the free NeoOffice and they haven't had any problems (as far as I am aware).
So, well done, Microsoft—what window of opportunity will you be missing next...?