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BetaNews: Microsoft Denies Working on Linux Ports

Aug 22, 2000, 00:25 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nate Mook)

"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."

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