Microsoft Works not really a free-for-all after all

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Microsoft‘s foray into ad revenue based software seems to have been throttled back somewhat.  Earlier this week, I wrote about Microsoft’s first notable attempt to offer up productivity software for ‘free’.  Download Squad is reporting that the ad supported Works will be offered through a select number of OEM partners, and not to the general public.  I guess Microsoft is still struggling to understand the new rules of the software game.