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Office 2008

I’d like to say that Microsoft Office 2008 is not a steaming pile of crap. I’d really like to.

But that would be a downright lie.

I should say that Microsoft Office 2008 is a steaming pile of crap. I really should. But ethics forbid me to do so.

Because would be offensive to steaming piles of crap.

Update: To humor Fred, here’s the reason for the post: on my Intel Mac mini, PowerPoint 2008 (allegedly a universal binary) takes fives times longer to launch, open a file and get to a point that I can, with quite a stretch, call responsive, than PowerPoint 2004 that runs under Rosetta. Thanks to Time Machine, though, Office 2004 swiftly got back to my applications folder.

My take is that Office 2008 is a Java program running in a virtual machine written in Basic, and that the Basic interpreter is a universal binary.

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