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Microsoft: Money Just Wants to Be Free

Jun 15, 2009, 18:02 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jason Perlow)

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"This week, Microsoft announced its intention to cease development and marketing of Microsoft Money, a personal finance application which includes electronic bill and check payment. It seems that after years and years of trying to win this market away from long-standing competitor Intuit, who sells their popular Quicken and Quickbooks, its finally the end of the road for Microsoft Money. Customers are being informed that due to web-based online services by various banking institutions, Microsoft Money has outlived its usefulness.

"Well, that may be the excuse that Microsoft is using, but I still think Microsoft Money shouldn't go the way of abandonware. Microsoft does have an option for keeping the product alive, but they’d have to exercise an option that they’d never used before: release the product into Open Source."

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