NPD reports today that Microsoft Office 2010 sales are much lower than its initial release of Office 2007 and only slightly improved over its Office sales earlier this year.
NPD gives a few reasons for the lackluster consumer launch, which began just two weeks ago.
I'd add that low-priced netbooks, which were just becoming popular in 2007, are now much more prevalent in the market today. Most netbooks do not come with Microsoft (MSFT) Office pre-installed to keep prices below the $300 mark. Open source alternative Open Office is often found on these machines.
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