Reply to post: TANSTAAFL!

Let's see what the sweet, kind, new Microsoft that everyone loves is up to. Ah yes, forcing more Office home users into annual subscriptions

Daedalus Silver badge

TANSTAAFL!

In case you haven't noticed, software development and maintenance is never-ending. Paying for that requires either a constant stream of money or the release, every now and then, of a new all-singing all-dancing version of the application, complete with bijou features guaranteed to get the attention of lovers of shiny things for glassy offices. You could argue that the accretion of cruft that we hate so much is precisely what you should expect from the latter model. Maybe the subscription model will result in a welcome move away from bloatware.

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