“Mac users of Office who have felt left out in the cold by Microsoft (because the last version, Office 2011 for Mac, was released in October 2010) now have reason to be pleased: The preview of Office 2016 for Mac attempts to bring the suite out of the dark ages and into the modern world,” Preston Gralla writes for Computerworld.
“The preview runs only on Yosemite OS X and is available for free to anyone. Be warned: It’s a whopper of a download — 2.66GB worth,” Gralla writes. “Even so, I found installation to be exceptionally easy and problem-free.”
“With this version of Office, the Mac is no longer the poor stepchild in the Office world,” Gralla writes. “All versions of Office, whether on a Windows PC or a Mac, will look and work alike, and also resemble the Office you’ll experience on the Web and on tablets.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Too little, way too late. Don’t need it. Don’t want it. Won’t use it.
In our case, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, and Mail and their seamless continuity across all Apple devices leave absolutely nothing to be desired.
Microsoft left the Mac for dead. Turns out the Mac is very much alive. The best customers in the world invariably use Macs, iPhone’s and iPads. Therefore, Microsoft finds itself in desperate straits, scrambling to try to recover the users they drove away by ignoring them for many years. These are users, especially iPad users, who, thanks to Microsoft’s incompetent mismanagement, understand perfectly that no, you do not need Office in order to conduct business.
We wouldn’t use Microsoft Office if you paid us.