Microsoft is preparing for the advertising supported FREE version of MS Works.
I started using Works when i got it bundled with my Laptop. Its a basic version of MS office and has lot of limitations. The reason i had to stop using it was the file format it uses to save the files. World or Excel files can not be opened with MS Office and you need convertors to open them. But still its a good application to start with.

I won’t mind using the free version if it follows the MS office file extensions. I wish if they could include a nice light weight Photo Management tool with it like Picasa. It’ll be good for my good old (and terribly slow) Laptop.
Anyways, its a nice step in the right direction considering the online office suit wars.

Good work(s) Microsoft.