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 joekiser on Tue 18th Sep 2012 11:00 UTC in reply to "$0 for students and staff"
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Pernicious, as these prices await outside of college.

Not necessarily. Every single company I've worked for since college has been part of the Microsoft Office Home Use Program, where you can legally purchase the most recent versions of Office, Visio, and Project for $9.99/copy. Considering my undergrad school offered Office for $30, it actually gets cheaper when you graduate. I love my Linux desktop, I really do, but it's hard to justify dealing with the file incompatibility of LibreOffice when the real thing is so cheap and Wine works so well. What ever happened to those MS Office filters that Nokia purchased for Calligra, anyway?

What would be nice is if government standardized on ODF. I'm actually interested in hearing from those of you who lived under Mitt Romney when he codified an ODF standard for Mass. government. Has that ever come to pass, or was it just a good will gesture that was never enforced?

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