Saturday, October 10, 2009

Ad-supported Microsoft Office Starer 2010

Microsoft has announced a new Office suite due to launch in 2010. Unlike the other suites, Office 2010 won't be available for purchase, it will only come preinstalled on new PC's. It will include MS Word Starter 2010 and MS Excel Starter 2010, limited functionality versions. But, because Microsoft doesn't give anything for free, this basic suite comes with ads. Replacing trial products with useless, ad-filled ones is certainly not a good idea. Hopefully, in a short while people will turn more to free office suites, such as Open Office and Google Docs - I'm sure there's nothing in the world more wrong than Clippit showing smiley ads.

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