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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Comment by drcouzelis
by drcouzelis on Tue 18th Sep 2012 13:22 UTC
drcouzelis
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2010-01-11

Hi, Thom!

In related news, Microsoft still thinks it's 2001.


This totally made me laugh. ;) I think I know what you mean, but I'm not quite sure. Would you be willing to explain it? Do you feel a different pricing model would be better?

Maybe my problem is that I've been using free and open source software for so long I have no idea what current pricing models are. ;)

Anyway, thank you!

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RE: Comment by drcouzelis
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 18th Sep 2012 14:09 in reply to "Comment by drcouzelis"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Yeah, I was a little confused by that comment as well. My guess was that the previous version of office doesn't suck, so why buy a newer version that won't be better enough to justify the cost. Back in 2001 you had office 2000 which was good, but screwed up compatibility with previous versions of office. If a user opened an access document with access 2000 and wanted to edit something, it was transformed into a format that users still with office 97 couldn't use. Office XP fixed that, allowing users to edit access docs in any previous version without transforming it into a newer version.

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