Msg#: 3630397 posted 10:40 am on Apr 19, 2008 (gmt 0)
After years of exploring the matter, Microsoft has finally started offering an ad-funded version of Microsoft Works in some countries.
Users who run the software see a small ad as they are writing their document or editing their spreadsheet. Although the program has the ability to update its set of ads online, today it runs mostly ads for Microsoft and a few partners, all of which ship with the product itself.
Works SE (which stands for Sponsored Edition) is free to PC makers, though they don't get a cut of the ad revenue. Large computer makers typically only pay a buck or two for the low-end version of Works, though.
remember when I got my first computer like 15 years back. MS works was part of it. It was so bad. Don't know why they don't just ship a stripped down version of MS word instead of works with computers and giving you the option to upgrade to a more feature rich version .
Msg#: 3630397 posted 9:56 am on Apr 21, 2008 (gmt 0)
almost every new computer i get with windows has works included. after the first time yearsss ago i checked out works i dont bother anymore, just delete it and install word. no idea if works is any better now.