ZDNet: Microsoft Office 2007... For Linux?
Jul 15, 2005, 01:00 (19 Talkback[s])
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"An article yesterday on ZDNet argued that Microsoft might
soften its stance towards open source, and may even write
applications for its famous open source competitor, Linux.
"A few years ago, I would have been more skeptical. Making
product for Linux might help to popularize the alternative
platform, thus cutting into Microsoft's own operating system
revenue. From a simple cost-benefit analysis, the cost of writing
for the fast-growing Linux operating system market, in terms of
lost sales, outweighed the benefit of sales into the