Rumours, gossip and quiet-talk abound at the moment as our spies tell us that Microsoft is on the verge of offering its latest Works package as an ad-supported free download. The move is a direct show of force to competitors OpenOffice, ThinkFree Office, Zoho and Google Docs & Spreadsheets.
Microsoft Works 9.0 will offer word processing, spreadsheet and slideshow facilities, apparently based on older coding of Office. The big question is with so many customers switching to alternative users for various reasons are people prepared to go back, even if it is for free. Let’s see what happens with this one, I still can’t find it and it’s meant to be available now. If anyone has any free spies available Softonic might be interested.