"Even though the standalone version costs more for less features..."
That depends on how often a company replaces its MS Office software, doesnt it? My company is just now switching to Office 2010. We have been using 2003 for my entire tenure (2005) at this company (good or bad) thats 8 years (minimum). If a company uses the software for that length of time it is difficult to see where the subscription based system would be cheaper for any company other than perhaps one that switched versions every time theres a change??? the minute it came out. I am not convinced that that would be necessary or a good use of resources. In addition, we are offered the Home Use version of Office as the new versions are released. I ordered Office 2013 and then heard that I could only install it one time on one PC (without begging MS to let me install it on a new computer should that become necessary). Why would I pay $100.00 per year for software I can buy for $219.00 that will meet my needs for 5 years or more? I have received the Home Use software but will not be installing it unless Microsoft changes the license back to allow me to have a computer crash and update to a new one without their permission.
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