First Wal-Mart. Now Microsoft. There is, it seems, no global giant that Tesco is not prepared to take on.
While a new division of the UK's biggest grocer is currently working on a Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â£250m plan to open 150 supermarkets in the mighty Wal-Mart's US backyard, the supermarket chain is also about to launch a range of own-brand software that will compete head on with the company whose products are loaded into 95% of the world's computers.
Tesco is aiming to substantially undercut Microsoft, offering software titles for less than Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â£20. It claims to be the first retailer to offer a range of own-label software, taking the same approach to the world of technology as grocers have traditionally taken to baked beans and soap powder. The initial range includes an office suite, two security/anti-virus products, a personal finance tool, CD/DVD burners, and a photo editing product. Microsoft Office sells for up to Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â£300.....
Report continues by commenting that the Uk firm Formjet will aid them with the products, based in Cambridge UK (our small version of silicone city, remember Acorn was based in that area
I would have though be available on the web, worldwide if/when it happens. So you can have pie, mash, peas with your software