Microsoft Allowing Students To "Steal" Office 2007

Qualifying students are eligible to purchase Microsoft Office 2007 for $59.95, compared to the $679 retail price. This offer, available only to students who have a valid school email address, is Microsoft’s attempt to address studentswho are unable to pay the full retail price and end up downloading the software illegally. This promotion ends April 30, 2008. For more information, please visit Microsoft’s promotional website.

However, there are free alternatives to Microsoft’s Office Suite. OpenOffice is one of the alternatives to Microsoft Office and it is free! Documents saved using OpenOffice, however, are not compatible with Microsoft Office 2007 at the moment.