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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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$#!+ colors
By Screwballl on 5/18/2009 12:13:05 PM , Rating: 2
You can paint s**t purple, but it is still s**t.

I beta tested the Office 2007 and even got a full official version from Microsoft... after a few weeks of the official release, I removed it and went back to Open Office and Thunderbird which both run much faster, easier and completely stable.
A few weeks ago I even installed it from disc and downloaded all the Windows/Office Updates to see if they had fixed anything and it is still just as buggy and unstable as the beta versions (this had been tested in XP SP3, Vista x64 SP1, and Windows 7 beta build 7000).

S**t is still s**t regardless of what color you paint it.

RE: $#!+ colors
By SavagePotato on 5/18/2009 12:19:47 PM , Rating: 2
Damn, I guess I will have to return that bucket of purple paint I was going to use on you and your opinions.

RE: $#!+ colors
By callmeroy on 5/19/2009 10:47:16 AM , Rating: 2
Office 2007 is stable for us at work, so i don't know what your issue is there....maybe a bum version you have or something.

I just prefer the old menu system better.

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