That's as opposed to bootlicking curs in the tres duh press who make their own religion out of shilling for Bill Gates, of course.
I think Mossberg is also trying to say is that MS Office remains popular because Windows users lie about being eligible for a student discount on office and MS looks the other way while they do it.
But here, you decide for yourself:
But these price advantages aren't as great as they once would have been, because Microsoft has been stealthily cutting the price of Office for consumers. A version of Microsoft Office called the Student and Teacher edition costs only $149, and can legally be installed on up to three PCs in a household. It is supposed to be sold only to students and teachers, but Microsoft also says it can be purchased by anyone living in a household with pretty much anyone who attends, or teaches at, any kind of educational institution. And, in fact, most stores ask no questions at all when you buy it.