SF Gate: The word on Linux

Thanks to collin for this

“I’ve been reading a lot about Linux, and I was under the
impression that there would soon be versions of it that would be
easy to install and use on my PC. Is that true, and which versions
are the best?”

“A: Linux has come a long way in the couple of years since it
burst into the spotlight. But truth to tell, it still is a long way
from being an adequate alternative to Windows or the Macintosh
operating system. The reason is that very little good software has
been written for Linux. For instance, the only mainstream word
processor that’s been adapted to Linux is WordPerfect. Microsoft is
having no part of the upstart system, and we may never see Linux
versions of Word, Excel and Powerpoint…”

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