Another Win Win95 Proposition

HOW TO MAKE A BUNDLE IN software--lesson two. Having sold one million copies of Windows 95 in just four days, Microsoft now estimates that more than 10% of Win95 buyers also have purchased its new Office for Windows 95, a collection of spreadsheet, word processing, and other programs. For that, it can thank the noncompetition. Lotus Development--now owned by IBM--on Sept. 5 announced a Win95 version of its SmartSuite offering. But critical elements, most notably the 1-2-3 spreadsheet, won't immediately take advantage of Win95's many features. Also, Novell won't offer a Win95 version of its PerfectOffice until at least yearend.

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