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Product: Works 2001 aka Works 6.0
Company: Microsoft
Estimated Street Price: $54.95
Review By:
Julien Jay

Final Results and Overall Mark

Table Of Contents
1: Introduction
2: First Start & Interface
3: Features
4: Conclusion

Well we have reached the end of the review. Here are my final comments, notes and grades for Microsoft Works 2001.





Final Comments

How It Grades
  Installation: 85%
Help: 80%
Features: 80%
Templates: 85%

Interface: 80%
Price: 90%

Overall: 83%

Works 2001 remains a wonderful, must have, and easy to use all-in-one program for novice users even if this release doesnít bring a myriad of enhancements & new features. The most noticeable one is surely the new Excel default spreadsheet file format thatíll save your files like if they were native Excel ones so you can work with them later under Excel. The new portfolio feature is neat and useful even if it can be bothering when time goes by to have this small gray button on your screen each time you start your PC! Templates, wizards, and the intuitive look & feel of Works 2001 ensures that everyone can use it right away with no learning periods. Works 2001 empowers kids to create high impact school documents while famillies will surely enjoy the fact they can create a wide variety of documents thanks to the included templates. In conclusion, Works 2001 is great and perfectly adapted to the market it targets making it a good and interesting alternative to the expensive Microsoft Office package.





Specs & Package
Overall Score 83%
Version Reviewed Microsoft Works 2001
Release Date Available Now!
The Good Points

Streamlined User Interface,

Good quality build-in templates,

Excel spreadsheet format.

The Bad Points

Portfolio feature is a bit buggy,
No way to create Websites.

Reviewers PC Setup Pentium 4 1.5 Ghz
Intel D850GB Motherboard

Windows Millennium Edition
384 MB PC800 RDRAM w/ECC
DirectX 8
17" Sony Trinitron Monitor
Hercules 3D Prophet II Ultra 64Mb AGP 4x Graphics Card
Sound Blaster Live! Platinum 5.1
Adaptec 19160 Ultra SCSI card
Pinnacle Studio DV Plus
Pinnacle Studio PCTV USB

Microsoft TrackBall Explorer
Microsoft Natural Keyboard Pro

DVD Pioneer 105s (16/40x)
Yamaha CRW2100E

PC Required

Minimum System

Windows 95/98/Me, or Windows 2000
Pentium 90MHz processor or higher
32Mb of RAM
62-165Mb of free hard disk space
SVGA 256 Colors or higher monitor
Quad speed or higher CD-Rom Drive
Internet Explorer 5.5 required

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