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Old 06-11-2014, 11:42 AM
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2010. But I think we're supposed to be jumping to 2013 early next year.
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Old 06-11-2014, 11:43 AM
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My first ever computer (IBM PS/2 256k ram and 40mgb hd) had WIN 95 or 3.1 (can't seem to recall)
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There have been worse versions, but not many.
The reason for keeping it was the cost/benefit of upgrading. They were able to maintain their systems on what they had, so there was no incentive to change.
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Given the choice between a raise or an upgrade, I'd take the raise, unless the upgrade would actually improve productivity.

My laptop has Windows XP and Open Office, and is a 2006 Pentium M. I thought about upgrading to a tablet that has MS Office on it.
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My first ever computer (IBM PS/2 256k ram and 40mgb hd) had WIN 95 or 3.1 (can't seem to recall)
Prolly not 95. Even 3.1 seems a little anachronistic for that hardware - unless it was an old work leftover a parent brought home from the office and loaded up with the (then) current Windows version. IIRC, the heyday of 3.1 was when machines typically had 2-8MB of RAM. 4MB was the sweet spot for value, and 8MB was the badass upgrade.
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Prolly not 95. Even 3.1 seems a little anachronistic for that hardware - unless it was an old work leftover a parent brought home from the office and loaded up with the (then) current Windows version. IIRC, the heyday of 3.1 was when machines typically had 2-8MB of RAM. 4MB was the sweet spot for value, and 8MB was the badass upgrade.
I agree. When I was running Win3.1 I had a 486SX-25 w/a 92MB hdd and an external SCSI CD drive sitting in a monstrous enclosure. I loved that thing. Moved up to Win95 when we got a Pentium sometime around '96.
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If you know 2007 that's good enough, since you have familiarity with the ribbon interface. Not much has changed from the 2007 version. For kicks, change an Excel file extension to .zip and unzip the file...
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My first ever computer (IBM PS/2 256k ram and 40mgb hd) had WIN 95 or 3.1 (can't seem to recall)
If you had 3.1, you'd remember. It was radically different than 95 and forward.
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There shouldn't be any company still using XL2003. 2007-13 are all basically the same with additional features/functions/slightly different look as the year increases. If you know 2007 you won't have any issues using 10 and 13.

I'd imagine most companies are on 13 (or will be moving to it within a year) with a few still on 10.
I was using xl2003 until not too long ago, lol.
I'm one of the last to switch to xl2010, which is our current version.
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If you know 2007 that's good enough, since you have familiarity with the ribbon interface. Not much has changed from the 2007 version. For kicks, change an Excel file extension to .zip and unzip the file...
Space is uber cheap now. Who cares if your files are a little bigger than they need to be?
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