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PC World: Microsoft Linux: Forecast or Fantasy?

Mar 02, 2000, 23:20 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Alexandra Krasne)

"The year is 2010 and when you boot up your PC, you're no longer greeted with a four-color Windows pane logo, but instead you see Tux, the fat black-and-white Linux penguin. Most of your applications are different from ten years ago, but one program from your Windows days now runs on your Linux box. It bears the telltale green, orange, yellow, and blue puzzle-piece logo: It's Microsoft Office."

"This snapshot of the future is neither the far-fetched fantasy of an antitrust lawyer nor the ranting of an open source programmer, but a portrait painted by various industry experts who consider it a likely scenario."

"Others argue there'll be a hailstorm in hell before Microsoft ports Office to Linux."

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