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ZDNet UK: Microsoft Limits Support for Office on Linux

Apr 24, 2003, 14:30 (26 Talkback[s])
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"Microsoft said on Thursday it would not offer full technical support to customers running Office XP on Linux using intermediary software such as CodeWeavers' CrossOver Office package.

"CrossOver Office allows Microsoft Office XP's productivity suite--with the exception of Access and Outlook components of the package--to be run on versions of Linux that use the Gnome or KDE desktop software.

"Tony Wilkinson, product manager for Office at Microsoft Australia, said the company would only assist customers running Office XP on Linux platforms using intermediary software if they can prove that the glitches they experience occur on the Windows platform as well..."

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