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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RE: $0 for students and staff
by orfanum on Tue 18th Sep 2012 14:28 UTC in reply to "$0 for students and staff"
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Well...It's true they are cheaper and I probably would not pay full whack for a non-education copy but I have switched back to Office just recently exactly in order to be productive after using OpenOffice then LibreOffice for around 4-5 years in total.

The inability of these products to read .docx correctly, the crashes, the hacked formatting, the disruption caused by all that squabbling when they forked - finally got to me. The last straw was using LibreOffice's Impress for a formal presentation only to find that it had got massively scrambled in being saved, and half the images failed on actually presenting.

I am on a Mac by the way, and use Linux off and on at home. However, although not a Microsoft fanboy, I have to say that Office has come a long way since I stopped using it regularly; it's an easy suite of tools to deploy by comparison, at least for me.

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