I currently have Excel 2003 and Excel 2007 installed. I’m pretty happy with this arrangement from an Excel standpoint, but Word and Access are always trying to install themselves. Happy or not, I’m in a situation where I need to install Excel 2010. I don’t know what to do.
What I want to do is delete everything and install only 2010. But sometimes I need 2003 for support reasons. So maybe I have 2010 and 2003.
I haven’t totally embraced the Virtual Machine paradigm for production work. I use it for beta testing or for specific OS/Excel needs (like when I’m editing a book), but I don’t use it for every day client work. I know some people do and I’m genuinely impressed by them. When Windows or Office has an update, do they go into all their VMs and run update? That sounds almost as fun as poking myself in the eye.
So what should I do? Your comments are always appreciated.
This isn’t really an update, but is a question that is somewhat related. My laptop is nearing the end of its life. What if…stay with me here…I replaced it with a Macbook Air? I only use it about 20% of the time and mostly while traveling. I wouldn’t mind having a Mac for Rails stuff, although I have it working under Windows pretty well now. I’ve heard many times, and twice in the last week, someone say something like “I bought a Mac in 2006 and never looked back.” It makes me we want to see if I’m missing anything. However, my first love is Excel, so if it doesn’t do that well, I’m not interested. I expect an opinion or two on this.