SRO: MS porting Office to Linux?

Thanks to Phillip
for this link.

“It may sound crazy, but developers say all the signs — and
rumors — are there.”

“… when asked earlier this week whether anyone at Microsoft is
currently involved in porting Office to Linux, Steve Sinofsky, vice
president of Microsoft Office, said “I can’t talk about that right
now… Linux is not there yet for end-user productivity
applications. Lots of factors need to gel before we make a

“… Last week, Unix expert and technical author Simson
Garfinkle mentioned on a radio talk show broadcast in the Boston
area that he had corresponded with developers with inside knowledge
of Microsoft’s Office Linux porting efforts.”