Re: Word 7: Is it a hog?

Subject: Re: Word 7: Is it a hog?
From: Iain Harrison <iharrison -at- SCT -dot- CO -dot- UK>
Date: Wed, 2 Oct 1996 15:17:22 GMT

Wolf Lahti responds:
>>

It's from Microsoft, Steve. Of *course* it's a hog! It will eat your memory
and hard drive with useless 'features' that clog every available pathway
and slow your system to a crawl. (On a Mac it will be even worse because
the software engineers are told to ignore all the built-in elements of the
Mac's Toolbox that make programs written for it fast and elegant.)

In addition, any new release from Microsoft will be in beta test for at
least a year after release to the unsuspecting consumer.

But that's what you get when you get a company driven by marketing.

<<

What a pity you didn't bother to read the question or check the facts
before spouting off.

The question was about the comparison between Word 6 on Win3.1 and Word 7
on Win95.

I think that Word 7 is probably the first new release of software that MS
has released that added virtually no new functions. The difference between
Word 6 and Word 7 is that the latter works.

Yes, there are _some_ new features, notably the improved spell checker, but
clearly this version has NOT been driven by marketing, unless marketing are
now pushing for reliability rather than added functionality.

I'm not a fan of Microsoft, but when they actually get something right,
it's hardly right to berate them for the very failings they've managed to
avoid this time.

Iain


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