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32-bit and 64-bit versions of Office 2010 Technical Preview leak onto web

Over the past few months, there have been a steady stream of Windows 7 betas and Release Candidate builds littering the internet. Today, it looks as though Microsoft's other software cash cow, Microsoft Office, is getting early exposure to the masses.

DailyTech reported last week that Microsoft plans to offer a Technical Preview of Office 2010 in mid-July to those who preregister. However, there appears to be no need to preregister anymore as both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the Office 2010 Technical Preview have leaked onto the internet in torrent form.

Both builds are readily available by doing a simple Google search and don't appear to need a registration key to install.

Those familiar with Office 2007 will likely feel right at home with the Office 2010 Technical Preview. If you hated the ribbon in the 2007 version, things don't get much better in 2010 as the interface is here to stay. For users already running Windows 7, startup times for Office 2010 appear to be much quicker than Office 2007 which should be a welcome addition to heavy Office users.

Microsoft is aiming for a H1 2010 release for Office 2010, so the Technical Preview should be sufficient for most tinkerers until that time arrives.

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RE: Urgh
By inighthawki on 5/17/2009 6:26:55 PM , Rating: 4
From my experience there are two types of people. Those who look at something new, think "This looks kinda cool" and use it (usually like it) and those who look at something and the first thought is "omg, change, i don't want to use it". The latter people have a mind set on not wanting to use it, and it's this exact thought that consistently makes it impossible to actually like it because they're extremely stubborn and in the back of their mind they WANT to not like it.

From all of the people i've seen mention it, those who like it are the ones who thought itd be ok, and those who dont are the ones that keep saying they hate it even before trying it.

RE: Urgh
By reader1 on 5/17/09, Rating: -1
RE: Urgh
By DeepBlue1975 on 5/17/2009 8:18:33 PM , Rating: 5
Not just those 2 types.

In between you have reasonable people, who will look at something new, weigh its cost against its new features and how beneficial those new features can be, and based on those factors decide if they want the new product or not.

I have as much of a gripe against "change is bad" kind of people, as for those that happily accept every single change even if the change actually has a negative/or null impact on their usage scenario and the upgrade cost is quite steep.

Not everything that's new is better fit for everyone's usage pattern.

As for me, I usually try all the new stuff just out of pure curiosity, being an IT guy I can hardly resist to install the newest out there and "feel it". Sometimes the new girl on the block sticks, sometimes it goes to a shelf and leaves place to a better loved old one, but I can't avoid trying :D

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