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I don't understand what you are trying to say -- you think expensive software is better or worse?

I don't know what Microsoft Office has to do with this.

I'm trying to say that this truism of "expensive = worse" is wrong in very many cases. I assert that except software that's a) trivial, or b) "by developers for developers", expensive software is usually better.

Microsoft Office is a good example of software that a) has a very broad audience, b) pretty much every computer user has seen, and c) somehow nobody can make a decent free replacement of.

I also don't see it as very expensive. We are paying about $100 a year for a Office 365 license that we have installed on three machines. That's something around $2-3 per seat per month for a whole bunch of stuff. That's not expensive at all.

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