Around this time last year, Microsoft made an interesting move with the latest version of its Office suite: Instead of buying it outright, you could subscribe to it, ostensibly getting more Office for less money.
Indeed, on the surface, Office 365 Home Premium seemed like an attractive deal: Licenses for up to five users/devices, 60 minutes of Skype calls per month, and 20GB of extra OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) storage--all for $99.
Ah, but what if there's only one of you? What if you don't need five licenses? Now you're paying extra for more Office than you're using. (I would argue that nearly everybody is paying extra for more Office than they need, but that's another story.)
For those lonely folks, Microsoft just unveiled Office 365 Personal, which lets you run the software on one PC or Mac and one tablet. Price: $6.99 per month or $69.99 annually.
Let's do some simple math, shall we? The traditional, single-user version of Office Home and Student 2013 costs $139.99, though you can pick it up for as low as $99.99 from stores like B&H
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