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    Office Software under £20: Tesco moves into software market

    Tesco is to launch a range of budget own-brand PC software, in a move that will pitch the grocery giant against the likes of Microsoft and Symantec.

    Tesco said it would offer six packages, including office software, security systems and a photo editing tool.

    Britain's biggest retailer said each title would cost less than £20, challenging what it described as the current "high" price of PC software.

    news.bbc.co.uk/1/h…stmnews.bbc.co.uk/1/h…stm

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    [SIZE=2]Thanks edi It'll be interesting to see how they compare to the others...[/SIZE]

    Original Poster

    Thanks Ray

    Not sure which office software they would provide but anything less than £20 will be interesting.

    Could be the start of affordable and decent software all round with a bit of luck ;-)

    Chances are it will be a branded version of ]OpenOffice or its variants. can't imagine they will build an office suite from scratch themselves.

    Yup I'm with you poppy10, I bet it's rebranded open source software

    poppy10

    Chances are it will be a branded version of ]OpenOffice or its variants. … Chances are it will be a branded version of ]OpenOffice or its variants. can't imagine they will build an office suite from scratch themselves.



    My thoughts exactly, if it's anything else(such as some unknown software they've picked up) I wouldn't expect much.

    John

    [FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=2]Actually, on reading the article it appears the office suite is in fact [/SIZE][/FONT]][FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=2]Ability Office[/SIZE][/FONT][FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=2], a rather crappy bare-bones MS Office clone that doesn't seem to have been updated since 2004. [/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=2]When the superior OpenOffice is available for free to download, or for a tiny charge on CD, I don't know why anyone would want to buy this. :geek: [/SIZE][/FONT]
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