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+ - Microsoft Office 2013 not compatible with Windows XP, Vista-> 2

Submitted by hypnosec
hypnosec (2231454) writes "The newly unveiled productivity suite from Microsoft, Office 2013, won’t be running on older operating systems like Windows XP and Vista it has been revealed. Office 2013 is said to be only compatible with PCs, laptops or tablets that are running on the latest version of Windows i.e. either Windows 7 or not yet released Windows 8. According to a systems requirements page for Microsoft for Office 2013 customer preview, the Office 2010 successor is only compatible with Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2012. This was confirmed by a Microsoft spokesperson. Further the minimum requirements states that systems need to be equipped with at least a 1 GHz processor and should have 1 GB of RAM for 32-bit systems or 2 GB for 64-bit hardware. The minimum storage space that should be available is 3 GB along with a DirectX 10-compatible graphics card for users wanting hardware acceleration."
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Microsoft Office 2013 not compatible with Windows XP, Vista

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  • by kiore (734594) on Wednesday July 18, 2012 @08:17PM (#40692987) Homepage Journal
    Microsoft aren't going to support obsolete versions of the OS forever, no software vendor does. Try installing recent major FLOSS programs on Yggdrasil Linux if you don't believe me.

    Sure you can say they should give XP a little more time, but eventually they will need to stop supporting it and maybe, just maybe, that time is now.

    There's definitely something weird happening today, this is the second time I've defended Microsoft. I might need to do a few Hail Stallmans to repent

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