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Chapter 12. Using Suites and Bundles > Evaluating the Most Popular Software Bun...

Evaluating the Most Popular Software Bundles

When you first turned on your new PC, you might have been surprised to see your desktop already populated with a bunch of shortcut icons for different programs. These are the programs that were pre-installed by your PC's manufacturer. Which particular programs were pre-installed on your PC depends on what sort of arrangements the PC manufacturer made with the software publishers.

If you purchased a low-priced PC, chances are it came with either Microsoft Works or Microsoft Works Suite pre-installed. If you purchased a higher-priced PC, chances are it came with Microsoft Office pre-installed. And if your PC manufacturer didn't cut a deal with Microsoft, your PC probably came with Corel WordPerfect Suite pre-installed. We'll look at each of these bundles separately.


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