View Full Version : Office 08' on Lombard fun :D

5th September 2013, 10:20 PM
Hey All,
I have a realy good solution for anyone who gets frustrated with Word 2011 being a little slow at times…. Load Office 08' onto a Lombard (333 MHZ G3 with 192 MB of RAM) and try and use it ;)

6th September 2013, 08:40 AM
Very odd have found Office 2011 to be anything but slow Oldmacs.

6th September 2013, 10:40 AM
Sounds very cool Oldmacs but I'd be tempted to even go further back and load '04!

Seems to me that the update from '04 to '08 to '11 was a speed decrease each time, feeling progressively bulkier and more bogged down.

Ahh the old Lombard, I have a soft spot for mine though it hasn't been powered on in years :ambivalent:

6th September 2013, 03:46 PM
You are right actually, office 11 (when I was using office ) was quite fast when I come to think of it. It would read better, anyone who thinks iTunes is slow should try office 08 on a lombard :)

9th September 2013, 09:27 AM
I still use Office 2000 under Windows 7.

9th September 2013, 11:46 AM
Agree with some of the above statements.
I remember my daughters Directors Edition which I pimped with a faster 400MHz processor and faster IDE drive then re-installed OS9 and Office '98.
Whoa - it booted up from a cold start in about 12 seconds then Word started up in about 5.
Nothing I've used since then ( either mine or others ) has come close.


9th September 2013, 12:43 PM
Have to say even Office 07 and above is slow on machines runnings Windows 7/8 these days. Shame the OS X versions of Office have all been so bad - 2004 was OK, but 2008 and 2011 painfully slow. The problem is, Office is actually quite good, and Office 2011 puts the never-updated Pages and Keynote to shame these days.

9th September 2013, 03:57 PM
I actually swapped from Office to iWork last year and couldn't be happier (Mainly bought on by the convenience of iCloud :P ) but iWork takes noticeably longer than office did to start up.