Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 17th Sep 2012 23:05 UTC
Microsoft Microsoft Office 2013 has received its pricetags. Home and Student - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote - is $140, while Home and Business, which adds Outlook into the mix, is $220. Professional jumps to a whopping $400, but adds Access and Publisher. For $100 per year, you can get the subscription version, which can be installed on up to 5 PCs (both Windows and OS X PCs). In related news, Microsoft still thinks it's 2001.
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vaette
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2008-08-09

Different.

To add more words I suspect that it is safe to assume that the "moved" in the grandparent refers to going from Office to Office 365. Depending on the subscription this may include licenses for the desktop applications, for which the Google Apps aren't really a full replacement. Beyond that part the Office web apps also integrate better with both regular Office and other Microsoft products (Sharepoint). Finally the price of Office isn't all that high in the grand scheme of things, so even very small inefficiencies with switching to Google Docs are enough to not make it worth it.

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