Say goodbye to the Starter edition of Microsoft Office.
This week, Microsoft reportedly notified OEM PC partners that it's beginning to phase out Office Starter 2010
. In fact, the Starter edition -- which offers a stripped-down, ad-laced version of Word and Excel -- will be nuked altogether, replaced by Office Web Apps going forward. These apps are the Internet-based versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote originally announced back in 2008.