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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Numbers
by quackalist on Tue 18th Sep 2012 00:04 UTC
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2007-08-27

Presumably the bean-counters have done the numbers and aren't smoking crack ...wonder what the prices are in £.

Nah, can't see myself signing-up for this....no great loss to either party.

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RE: Numbers
by Macrat on Tue 18th Sep 2012 01:20 in reply to "Numbers"
Macrat Member since:
2006-03-27

Yup.

Microsoft knows there are still plenty of MBAs out there who think pushing MS Office documents around equals productivity.

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RE[2]: Numbers
by Phloptical on Tue 18th Sep 2012 03:17 in reply to "RE: Numbers"
Phloptical Member since:
2006-10-10

Fortunately for MS, there are many CIOs out there that would rather pony up the upgrade money, than go through the hassle of migrating to OpenLibre Office while then fighting back the rabble coming after them with pitchforks and torches. The professional world doesn't care about free and monopolies, they want their damn powerpoints to work.

Don't get me wrong, I use Libre Office here at home, but at work, I would rather run through a board meeting naked than push to offer up an alternative that's 85% compatible, at best.

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