Microsoft Excel 2.0

Excel, from Microsoft, is a powerful spreadsheet application for Mac, Windows, and OS/2. Excel was first released for the Mac. When it was ported to Windows 2.x, they started at version "2.0" to match the current Mac version. There was never a DOS version. Instead, DOS and 8-bit platforms used the older Microsoft Multiplan. Excel was later bundled as part of Microsoft Office

Based on concepts from the granddaddy of all spreadsheets, VisiCalc, some of the spreadsheets it competed against and ultimately conquered include: Lotus 1-2-3, Quattro Pro, The Twin, VP-Planner, Ashton Tate Full Impact, Boeing Calc, Surpass Software System's Surpass Spreadsheet, and the German StarCalc (Today part of LibreOffice ).

Also see WinWorld's complete list of preserved spreadsheet products

Excel 2.0 is the very first version of Excel for the PC. Version 1.x was only available for the Mac. Excel 2.x for Windows runs under Microsoft Windows 2 or a Windows 2 runtime. Excel 2.0 for Windows was released on both 3.5" 720k and 5.25" 1.2mb floppy disk images.

Product type
Application Spreadsheet
Vendor
Microsoft
Release date
Thu Oct 29 1987
Minimum CPU
8088
Minimum RAM
640KB
Minimum free disk space
4MB
User interface
GUI
Platform
Windows

Downloads

Download Name Version Language CPU File type File size
Microsoft Excel 2.0 (3.5) 2.0 English x86 3½ Floppy 1.61MB
Microsoft Excel 2.0 (5.25) 2.0 English x86 5¼ Floppy 1.6MB
Microsoft Excel 2.0 Manuals 2.0 English x86 Archive 285.37MB
Microsoft Excel 2.01 (5.25) 2.01 English x86 5¼ Floppy 2.93MB

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