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Microsoft Office 2013 not compatible with Windows XP, Vista

hypnosec (2231454) writes | about 2 years ago

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hypnosec (2231454) writes "The newly unveiled productivity suite from Microsoft, Office 2013, won’t be running on older operating systems like Windows XP and Vista it has been revealed. Office 2013 is said to be only compatible with PCs, laptops or tablets that are running on the latest version of Windows i.e. either Windows 7 or not yet released Windows 8. According to a systems requirements page for Microsoft for Office 2013 customer preview, the Office 2010 successor is only compatible with Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2012. This was confirmed by a Microsoft spokesperson. Further the minimum requirements states that systems need to be equipped with at least a 1 GHz processor and should have 1 GB of RAM for 32-bit systems or 2 GB for 64-bit hardware. The minimum storage space that should be available is 3 GB along with a DirectX 10-compatible graphics card for users wanting hardware acceleration."
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Office 97 (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40692447)

Office 97 does everything I need for my small office. Can anyone confirm that this is the last version of Office that doesn't "phone home" to MS? Occasionally I get a docx or xlsx file and have to ask the sender to "save as" the older file format. And guess what, on modern hardware Word-97 is almost as fast now (2012) as FinalWord II, (DOS word processor used before) was in 1997 ...of course Word still is a pain for longer documents.

They Probably Won't Run On 3.11 Either (2)

kiore (734594) | about 2 years ago | (#40692987)

Microsoft aren't going to support obsolete versions of the OS forever, no software vendor does. Try installing recent major FLOSS programs on Yggdrasil Linux if you don't believe me.

Sure you can say they should give XP a little more time, but eventually they will need to stop supporting it and maybe, just maybe, that time is now.

There's definitely something weird happening today, this is the second time I've defended Microsoft. I might need to do a few Hail Stallmans to repent

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