Russell, over at Infoworld reports:

According to published reports, Office 11 (due next year) won't support Windows 95, 98, or ME. The earliest supported version, per the reports, will be Windows 2000. This means that a substantial number of organizations with pre-W2K systems will have to undergo a serious upgrade path or risk becoming incompatible with new versions of Office.

And later in the article...

By switching to, you regain control over your hardware and software upgrade cycle. You also regain control over your IT budget. If you want corporate support, check out's elder brother, Sun's StarOffice.

Food for thought.

Posted by jzawodn at November 16, 2002 09:57 PM

Reader Comments
# Dan de Isaacs said:

Access. Word forms. Exchange. Do those, and I'll exercise my authority and switch PDGM.

on November 17, 2002 08:53 AM
# Nick Richards said:

Access? What about MySQL, PostgreSQL or any ODBC/JDBC compliant DB. talk to them, though yes we need to integrate a decent OSS DB. check out for more on that.

Word forms, hmmm, fair enough I think.

Exchange, yeah groupware is a hole but it's filled by people like Ximian with evolution or Kmail (+ Kroupware) much better than us.

Any more questions, email me.

on November 23, 2002 04:45 AM
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