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Biz Linux needs Office license to run MS web apps

May 12, 2010, 15:02 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Gavin Clarke)

"If businesses want to run Microsoft Office's new web-based apps on Linux machines, they'll need a buy a full Office license for each user - even though the suite's desktop apps don't run on Linux.

"Reg regular Tim Anderson nailed this niggling detail here, after a conversation with the vice president of Microsoft's Office business platform, Jeff Teper. Microsoft's man said businesses using Office Web Apps will need a full license for each and every user, whether they're on Windows or Linux. Licensing will be extended to Linux users under Microsoft's standard volume program."

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