Digital Trends has a piece on software subscriptions. They ask the question: You already pay monthly for your TV, phone and Internet service. Why not pay monthly for your PC software?"
I’ve been looking at Microsoft’s new Equipt offering which bundles Microsoft Office Home & Student, Windows Live OneCare, Office Live Workdspace, and Windows Live Services (Mail, Messenger, and Photo Gallery) into a $70 annual subscription for 3 PCs. I’ve been using most of this solution largely by accident for several months now on my Dell One and I find it does pretty much all I want to do with a productivity package and I haven’t really even used Workspace or Photo Gallery yet. That’s a little under $6 a month for a typical house of PCs for the basics.