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osOpinion: Microsoft Office for Linux? Not Likely

Mar 01, 2000, 05:05 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Umarian)

"Microsoft Office for Linux is one product that will probably never make it out the door. Why? Microsoft has only one, trivial, reason to port Office to Linux: money (which Microsoft has no shortage of). But, if Microsoft were to do so, anyway, they would have to overcome numerous obstacles: fierce competition with Star Office, demonization by the Linux community, and their own FUD to name a few."

"The average Linux user is 110% against Microsoft. Although Linux is undoubtedly a good OS, being Microsoft free was probably part of the decision to go Linux."

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