"After reports surfaced yesterday claiming the software
giant is working on porting applications to Linux, Microsoft sent
word to BetaNews denying the rumors, specifically touching on
Office. "No, Microsoft does not have plans to offer a Linux
version of Office," wrote a Microsoft spokesperson. Similar rumors
also appeared earlier this year, after Microsoft requested Linux
developers on their job site."
"Because of the complexity in porting such applications, rumors
like these have always caused quite a stir in the community. Keep
checking BetaNews for any further news regarding Microsoft's
involvement with Linux."