It was not dropped.

by R. Proffitt Moderator - 9/19/12 11:02 AM

In Reply to: MS Office Starter by sicowan

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/starter/

"How do I get Office Starter?

Office Starter is only available as preloaded software on select new PCs."

I have never seen Office Starter in a retail package.

If you need a free Office look/work/compatible, why not LibreOffice? Link follows.
http://www.libreoffice.org/

Bob