Please read this article by Damon Darlin, a New York Times tech reporter, who recently wrote about his decision to use Google Apps when faced with even a fairly modest $150 outlay for a family version of Office. What he’s discovered is that the online suite actually suits his needs better than Microsoft’s workhorse. He declares: “I’ve lived for a month without Word. And it has set me free.”
Once people get used to using the online apps at home or at school (or both), they may well find the idea of buying an expensive piece of software, and regularly patching and updating it to be awfully old-fashioned.
I find daily work with my Google documents sufficient, and I do feel free to 🙂