updated 09:05 am EDT, Wed October 24, 2001
Microsoft today officially announced Office v. X has gone "GM" (golden master) and is being delivered to manufacturers in preparation for the launch on November 19th. The $500 application suite will be available as a $300 upgrade to previous owners, while users who purchase Office 2001 (or any component application) between now and Dec 31, will receive a free upgrade to the OS X version (of the appropriate package). The company also announced that over 90,000 users downloaded Word X Test Drive, its preview release of the popular word processing application. Pre-orders for Office v. X are available online from a number of resellers.