Microsoft delays Office 2008 for Mac
The Associated Press notes that Microsoft is delaying the launch of Mac Office 2008 until mid-January 2008, citing the need to fix a few remaining bugs in it's flagship office suite. "It really is just a quality issue across the board," said Craig Eisler, General Manager of Microsoft's Mac Business Unit. Eisler also said Apple 's "decision to switch to Intel-based chips disrupted the software development process, as did Microsoft's move to a new file format with the release of Office 2007 for Windows-based computers."
I use Pages, TextEdit, and Open Office. I REFUSE to place office on anyone's computer that buys a Mac from me. While Mac Office is a great product - Pages and Keynote ARE better. I just hope Apple gets an iWork update out of the door before January and includes a spreadsheet app - something that is most likely a given.