Macs Enterprise ready at last?
You know, other than the pricing issues.
When Microsoft releases its next version of Office for Mac late next year, it will include a capability that will finally bring it into parity with its Windows counterpart: Outlook for Mac. This new application will not be merely an "Outlookized" version of Office for Mac 2008's Entourage - Outlook's weaker sister - but be …
Now I'll have to remember to uncheck Outlook instead of Entourage when doing installs. How about a basic Word and Excel only version for people that want to get work done without useless crap wanted by MS fanboy sysadmins?
One of the greatest things about the Mac was that it didn't have MS Outhouse.
... a bloke in Dundee has announced he is to release a competitor to MS Office. Codenamed Pen, Paper and Ruler, Malcolm Smith claims his product will offer significant advantages over the MS version: It won't crash or generate inexplicable errors, has no pathetically helpful icon that pops up every time you write "Dear...", and costs about 300 quid less.
I'm still using an IBM electronic typewriter which I used for my thesis in 1983 (I used to paste in-line bromides with TeX equations derived from a VAX in with Pritt. Ah! Happy Days) to do most of my daily correspondence! The beauty of it is that it can save everything to a natty (and totally defunct non-standard) 3" floppy disk. IN ASCII. AND it has a three-line memory buffer with full spell-checking! It also has three interchangable golf balls ... Press Print and it sends the buffer contents to be printed to paper. Sooooo hi tech.
Progress, if you ask me.
Let me know how it goes when you need to send 500 letters to different addresses using your method, or when you need to embed graphics in those documents or when you decide that you didn't want to write your letter in that colour ink, but oh no! it's too late!
Perhaps you just enjoyed doing lines at school, eh?
"programming in Pascal"
Eeeee ba gum ... YOU were LUCKY! All we 'ad were Punched Cards and COBOL.
If you couldn't make a bitmap of t' Mona Lisa using nowt but an old bus ticket and your granny's knitting needles you weren't a proper programmer. But you try telling folk nowadays that and they wouldn't believe you!
Young people today --- they don't know they're BORN!
I've been converting from a MS Windows environment (MS Office/ Outlook etc) to Apple, using a very nice, powerful Macbook now. While I'm ok with freeware such as NeoOffice for the majority of my documents, spreadsheets etc, I'm looking for some SW enabling me to read my old Outlook created emails (*.pst files) - any advise ? Or, what about some SW translating those files into an, say Apple mail readable format.
Asking for your five cents, don't let me hange in there.
Thanks Guys (and Gals, one never knows).
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