Microsoft launches Office 365 Personal for $6.99 per month

Why would you even bother? When there’s options like Firefox, Thunderbird, LibreOffice, and OpenOffice out there for free, or you can get a copy of Scrivener for $40 and load it onto multiple machines, who would be dumb enough to pay $83.88 a year for a service that can be taken away at any time by the whims of some giant corporation?

“You haven’t paid your bill this month so we’re shutting you down.” – “But I did pay my bill.” – “Our records show that you didn’t, so now we’re shutting you off.” – “But I did pay … ah, my stuffs gone and my thesis is due in a week!” *weeps* – Two weeks later: “Dear valued customer, due to an error in our billing department your services were suspended even though your payments were current. Our apologies, and here’s two free weeks of service.” – “Murder …”

Originally posted by at Microsoft launches Office 365 Personal for $6.99 per month

(Credit: Emerson Alecrim)

The new subscription will arrive later this spring and is designed to compliment the rebadged Microsoft Office 365 Home option, which offers five desktop and five mobile licences for $99.

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