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#1 TheSentinel


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Posted 22 March 2013 - 07:15 PM

Microsoft Office 2013 vs. Office 365 price calculator

Use this tool to determine the better deal -- Microsoft's new Office 365 subscription or traditional buy-now-use-forever licenses
By Gregg Keizer
March 21, 2013 03:49 PM ET


Computerworld - Two weeks ago, Microsoft backpedaled from a sweeping change on how it licensed retail copies of Office 2013, deciding that it would, after all, let customers move the software from one machine to another. That reversal mooted the original end-user licensing agreement (EULA), which had permanently tied "perpetual" licenses -- those paid for once, with rights to use them as long as desired -- to the first PC they were installed on. And it again made for fairly straight-forward calculations when trying to decide the better deal between buy-once-run-forever copies of Office, and the rent-not-own deals that Microsoft wants consumers to adopt. Office 365 Home Premium, which costs $100 per year -- or $10 per month -- includes the right to install a top-end edition of Office 2013 or the business-esque edition of Office for Mac 2011, on up to five Windows PC or Macs in a household. The trouble with Office 365, however, is that once a customer has committed, he or she must continue paying the subscription fee or lose access to the software.