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Microsoft Supposedly Thinking of Office for Linux
It's taking a “meaningful look” at releasing a full native Linux port of Office next year
By: Maureen O'Gara
Feb. 10, 2013 04:00 PM
Tech Crunch got it from Extreme Tech which got it from Phoronix which got it from a source at the big FOSDEM open source conference in Brussels that Microsoft - which is reportedly planning to release Office for Android, a Linux distribution, this year - is taking a "meaningful look" at releasing a full native Linux port of Office next year. The source is presumed to be one of Microsoft's open source developers. Most open source adherents probably couldn't be persuaded to use Office for any amount of money, but Microsoft supposedly thinks Linux has "commercial viability" and may have it in mind to replace the free LibreOffice or cloud-based productivity apps at government agencies and universities.
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