New home suite from Microsoft

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Microsoft Corp. Feb. 6 officially launched the new version of its home office suite, Microsoft Home Essentials 97. The $109 package includes Word 97, Encarta 97 encyclopedia, Works 4.0 and two months of Microsoft Network service. The cut-rate package is seen as Microsoft's response to aggressive price cutting by suite rival Corel Corp.

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