Office 10 only for Os X
Perhaps still a little early to say, but it seems that Office 10 will only be available for MacOs X. In the meeting with journalists that took place last seventh at the New York Expo, Kewin Browne, head of the sector, was the same Mac from Microsoft, to reduce the hopes of seeing a classic version of the suite. "At the moment there are no plans in this regard – said Browne – we are focusing on the version for Os X". To the repeated questions of the journalists present Browne reiterated that at least initially there will not be, in any case, a version for the old operating system and that the box will contain only the version for XI reasons of Microsoft's reticence to develop a classic version would also derive from resources applied to redesign the interface entirely coherent with Aqua. In addition to this, some of the interface functions themselves depend strictly on Quartz, the graphic engine of MacOs X, and it would be necessary to carry out heavy changes to re-propose them also in MacOs 9.xAs said Browne has not entirely excluded the possibility that porting to the old operating system happens, but certainly they do not appear particularly consistent. Indeed, they seem very feeble. This means that those who want to use Office in its new version, released in the fall, will actually be forced to migrate to Os X. Good news for Apple that in many environments could have a compelling reason for advise its users to switch to the new OS.