Microsoft Office 2013 is here: Hands-on impressions and buying advice
Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:49 AM
This particular story highlights the fact that there should probably be some more human editorial oversight into that automated publishing process. Since this story really isn't relevant to anyone who visits this site. Office 2013 is not available on our platform.
"The wait" is not "over" for anyone who would be reading this story on this site. Nor do I think that sentiment captures the Macworld editorial spirit. Kind of takes the Mac out of Macworld.
Obviously with infinite resources Macworld would not allow this kind of story to slip through, and budgets are tight. but this story should probably either go away or be reframed with a Mac focus. As is,it's alienating and irrelevant to readers here.
Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:54 AM
Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:40 AM
Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:56 AM
I dread the web based stuff and Apple is riding right in to it! I live in a rural area where the web is wi-fi based unless I happen to be a very rich person, which I am not. We are being driven away by all of this but Apple is rapidly trying to become the Microsoft of old - you use our products and we control your computer! BAH!
Posted 30 January 2013 - 03:45 AM
The office suites for Mac have histrically been numbered one higher than the PC version so you know instantly if its for Mac or PC.
PC Office 2003 Mac Office 2004
PC Office 2007 Mac Office 2008
PC Office 2010 Mac Office 2011
PC Office 2013 Mac Office 2014?
Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:27 PM
I agree this article could have used a bit of Mac friendly editing. At the same time, you can use these office apps in Windows in a virtual machine on the Mac, with VMWare Fusion or Parallels Desktop. And many Mac users do so. For them, keeping up with Office developments can be important.
That said, Microsoft and others are still transitioning to web based apps, which in the case of Office makes buying decisions uncomfortably complex. There's also the question of access to cloud based apps (where Internet connections are problematic), cloud security and latency with cloud computing. What do you do, for instance, if you are out of reach of an internet connection? Or if you are in a hotel or other location where the bandwidth is limited? If you always use Office in a well controlled environment, in a home or office with reliable Internet access, cloud computing may be more or less seamless. And clearly this is the target audience for packages like Office 360.
But the question of platform availability adds to the appeal of platform agnostic offerings like Google Apps. And the costs and complexity of keeping up with Office upgrades make free or low cost Office alternatives all the more appealing - especially on the Mac.