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Microsoft Office Comes to Android, Linus Torvalds' Dream Realized

Aug 04, 2013, 02:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Seth Colaner)

Linus Torvalds once said that if Microsoft ever made applications for Linux “it means I’ve won”. Now that Microsoft has released a version of Office for Android, Torvalds' dream has come true. Sort of.

It’s likely that Torvalds envisioned Microsoft Office on a desktop build of Linux, but that’s not exactly what has transpired. First, “Linux” in this case is Android, which is of course built on Linux but has been heavily Google-ized. Second, this isn’t a full version of Office by any means; instead, it’s more of a front end for users with an Office 365 subscription—a companion app.

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