Microsoft may make Office programs free

by admin September 22, 2006 at 9:30 am

Microsoft is considering releasing free, web-based versions of Word and Excel.

While details of launch date and full list of programs are still to be announced, the move will prove to be a very strong rival to web-based word processing and spreadsheet programs launched by Google and others.

Microsoft said it will probably fund the programs through advertising, and it is likely that the online versions will lack many of the features the full versions have.

Read more: Web User