Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 1st Sep 2005 14:47 UTC
Microsoft Some prominent figures in the Linux community believe that as enterprises increase their use of Linux on the desktop, Microsoft will be forced to consider offering a version of Office for Linux. "When the [Linux desktop] market share gets to a certain point, Microsoft will, just as it did with Apple in the past, make Office available on Linux," CEO Stuart Cohen of OSDL said in an interview. My take: Mr. Cohen is forgetting two important things: Excel was first released for the Mac (1985) and Word wasn't popular until MS ported it from DOS to Mac (1985).
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RE[3]: Doesn't make sense
by eosp on Thu 1st Sep 2005 19:20 UTC in reply to "RE: Doesn't make sense"
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Notice they're still reluctant to admit that it is a competent desktop OS. I seem to remember an article (either here or on /.) where a guy put Ubuntu on his n00b wife's PC, and she didn't even notice the difference from win.

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RE[4]: Doesn't make sense
by on Thu 1st Sep 2005 20:52 in reply to "RE[3]: Doesn't make sense"
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Notice they're still reluctant to admit that it is a competent desktop OS. I seem to remember an article (either here or on /.) where a guy put Ubuntu on his n00b wife's PC, and she didn't even notice the difference from win.

I've had people use my Linux laptop before. The main comments were 'where is IE?' and 'so, this is Firefox'. Everything else seemed to be roughly where they expected it to be, though that is mostly because they didn't poke around too much beyond browsing and minor word processing.

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