Eat your heart out, OpenOffice.
Microsoft Office 2010, due next year, will be available in a free version called Office 2010 Starter, the company's New Zealand chief technology officer Brett Roberts flagged over the weekend.
Like the no-cost Google Apps suite, Office 2010 Starter will be supported by advertising.
Although its name implies a trial version, Office 2010 Starter will have no time-limit.
But there’s a catch.