Microsoft Offers Office by Subscription

Susan Hall

In an attempt to fend off advances by free software such as Google Docs and Open Office and IBM's Lotus Symphony, Microsoft has introduced a subscription service that includes Office and its Windows Live OneCare security package for $69.99 a year in a program called Equipt, reports InformationWeek.

 

Under the annual license, the software can be used on three computers and includes all future product upgrades. The service will be available July 15 in the United States only at first.

 

But, efluxMedia points out, consumers could wind up paying more for the software than they ordinarily would.



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