• Michelle Marchante

Students: Take advantage of free software

This is the first column I wrote for FIU Student Media's PantherNOW. Image retrieved from the PantherTech website.

Michelle Marchante/Opinion Director

Microsoft’s program family, which includes Word, Excel and PowerPoint, is one of the most essential and useful programs ever created but it can also be expensive. Luckily, when it comes to computers, software or just technology in general, students can get a lot of discounts, deals and perks, especially if they take advantage of the free softwares FIU provides.

Purchasing the Home & Business package of Microsoft Office 2016, for example, would cost $229.99 with the Home & Student package costing $149.99 but if you log in to panthertech.fiu.edu, students can access the latest version of all Microsoft programs including Word, Excel, Powerpoint, OneNote, OutLook, Access and Publisher for free through Microsoft’s cloud based service, Office 365.

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