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The next version of Microsoft Office for the Mac has arrived and comes in two editions – a Mac Home and Student version and a Mac Home and Business .
Microsoft Office for Mac Home and Student 2011 includes the Word word-processing, PowerPoint presentation, Excel spreadsheet, and Messenger IM applications. It will cost R739.86 Incl VAT for a single license and R831.74 Incl VAT for a family pack that allows for installs on three Macs.
Microsoft Office for Mac Home and Business 2011 includes Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Messenger, along with Outlook for the Mac. Outlook replaces Entourage as Office’s mail client and is one of the centerpiece changes of the 2011 edition of the productivity suite. The Home and Business edition will cost R1,715.47 Incl VAT for a single license and R1,819.44 Incl VAT for a multi-pack that allows three installs on three machines.
In addition to the two versions of Office for the Mac, Microsoft will offer an academic edition for release at a later stage. Featuring Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, and Messenger, Microsoft Office for Mac Academic 2011 will be available only to higher-education students, staff, and faculty, Microsoft says.
Users who purchased Office 2008 recently will be able to upgrade to the 2011 version for free. The offer runs through November 30, 2010, and users can register for the free upgrade at Microsoft’s Website. Microsoft didn’t provide any other upgrade pricing details for existing Office users.
First announced in February, Office 2011 promises better compatibility across platforms, improved collaboration tools, and a modified interface. Besides the addition of Outlook, the new suite will include a more elaborate template gallery and a Ribbon feature that replaces the Elements Gallery and provides quick access to commonly used tools.
Symantec has launched the fulll versions of its Norton Internet Security 2011 and Norton AntiVirus 2011 security range.
The security programs, which were first launched in beta in April this year, feature System Insight 2.0 with Proactive Performance Alerts that monitor all applications running on a PC and alerts users if any program is overusing system resources.
The headline promises for Norton are speed and protection. Group product manager Dan Nadir says the company sets specific goals in both areas for each release of the products, and the 2011 versions will run faster and have a smaller memory footprint than their immediate predecessors, and the expectation is that the level of protection will be maintained.
“When you get 100% last year, the bar is set kinda high,” he said, referring to the multiproduct test by Dennis Labs last year in which Norton 2010 was the only product (in a list of 10) to achieve 100% protection against 80 real-world threats
Compatible with Windows XP SP2 or later, Windows Vista and Windows 7, the software also benefits from the integration of a number of free Norton tools including Norton Power Eraser, which detects and removes any scareware or fake programs impersonating legitimate software. Norton Safe Web for Facebook, which scans Facebook news feeds for malicious URLs, and flags them up before a user clicks through to the linked site, is also included.
“Today’s cybercriminals are not standing down – consumers need the very best protection to stay safe online,” said Janice Chaffin, president, consumer business unit, Symantec.
“The Norton 2011 products are the highest quality we have ever built and the most comprehensive protection on the market with additional, value-added tools for protecting customers from today’s ever-evolving threats.”
Norton Internet Security 2011, which costs R560.88 for a one-year three PC licence, and the R350.21 three-PC one-year Norton AntiVirus 2011 licence are available from WebAntics Online‘s online store. There are also options for upgrades from previous versions.