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Microsoft Drops Office Starter Edition
Microsoft is dumping its Office Starter edition as Windows 8 and the next edition of the suite, dubbed Office 2013, near completion and release later this year and early next.
The company blamed a "bad user experience" in Windows 8 for the move.
ZDNet blogger Mary Jo Foley first reported on the demise of Office Starter 2010 earlier on Thursday.
Office Starter 2010, which Microsoft created in 2009, was the company's replacement for Microsoft Works, an entry-level application suite that had been offered to OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) for bundling with new PCs.