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Over the past few years, one of the most popular ways of purchasing the major software applications-word processor, spreadsheet, database, presentation graphics and contact manager-has been through software suites.

Originally, suites were simply a marketing tool by which vendors sold several "office" applications together for considerably less than the cost of the same applications bought separately. The problem with these early software bundles for Windows was that, unlike most

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