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Office 11

As you may have heard, the next version of MS Office, Office 11, will only work on Windows 2000sp3/XP, and that support for Windows NT and 98 expires next year. This annoys me.
Among web users (which I admit is not the same as office users), Windows 98 is the most popular OS, as proved by theCounter.com Global Stats, with 50% of web users using it. If MS were to stop supporting this OS, they would alienate a large proportion of their users.
Furthermore, Office 11 won’t even work under Windows Me, an OS that was only released 2 years ago. While very few businesses use this, it will certainly alienate the home user.
I have to agree with Tony here. OpenOffice.

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