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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 thartist on 5/17/2009 6:59:06 PM , Rating: 2
you've argumented reinterpreting your interlocutor's words for the worst case, sabotaging it's validity.

very low and cheap from you.

Moving on, it certainly took some adaptation but i got used to the ribbon, and i think that it is conceptually closer to the way the user thinks when doing his work, so i approve.
BUT, it's not uncertain that it looks messy on it's own new way, because of the different amount and shape of space that the commands and options take in the menus, so it's visually more uneven (which doesn't happen with the Menus system) but well, in the end it works better.

RE: Urgh
By quiksilvr on 5/18/2009 1:54:15 AM , Rating: 5
Using a bunch of unnecessary big words to sound smart there, are we?

And it's not low and cheap when the opposing side simply said they used it and didn't like it without reasons as to why they didn't like it. If there is no explanation, then I'll tear it to bits with my counter argument. Welcome to the commentator world. Get used to it.

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