“As Apple Computer introduced its own productivity software Tuesday, Microsoft reiterated its commitment to the Mac market and said sales of its Mac Office package are growing. Microsoft said it sold more copies of Office 2004 for the Mac in the first three months after its release than the company sold in the first six months of the prior version,” Ina Fried reports for CNET News.
“The news comes as Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduced iWork, a package combining an updated version of Apple’s Keynote presentation software, along with Pages, a new word processing program,” Fried reports. “‘We have no plans to stop developing Office for Mac,’ Scott Erickson, group product manager for Microsoft’s Macintosh Business Unit, said in an interview ahead of the iWork introduction. He said development of the next version of Office for the Mac is well under way and that Microsoft is on track with its schedule, which calls for a new version every 18 to 24 months Office 2004 debuted in April last year,” Fried reports.
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