Solutions to Saturday Mac riddles 164

I hope that you enjoyed Saturday’s Mac Riddles, episode 164. Here are my solutions to them.

1: Forty has the formulae of pre-eminence against digits.

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(Microsoft) Excel

Forty (Roman numerals XL) has the formulae (a feature of Excel) of pre-eminence (to excel) against digits (on macOS it’s main competitor is Numbers).

2: White metal with sunshine media was unplugged last October.

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(Microsoft) Silverlight

White metal (silver) with sunshine (light) media (what Silverlight was for) was unplugged last October (the plug-in’s support was ended in October 2021).

3: Retinue brought mail and more for a decade before the outlook changed.

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(Microsoft) Entourage

Retinue (an entourage) brought mail and more (it was Microsoft’s Mac-only mail client, and more) for a decade (2000-2010) before the outlook changed (it was replaced by Microsoft Outlook).

The common factor

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They are/were all Microsoft products for Mac.

I look forward to your putting alternative cases.