Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Oct 2005 17:43 UTC
Microsoft Microsoft has rejected porting its Office productivity suite to Linux anytime soon, despite the growing popularity of open source on the desktop. Speaking at the LinuxWorld conference in London on Wednesday, Microsoft's head of platform strategy, Nick McGrath, said that the software maker had no intention of porting Office to any of the Linux desktop distributions.
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RE: So Why?
by Varg Vikernes on Thu 6th Oct 2005 00:22 UTC in reply to "So Why?"
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Microsoft are well known for their attitude to Linux. Ok, I can understand him visiting the show but actually speaking? Strange indeed.

Actually I've read and watched a lot of Microsoft employees talk about Linux and it's clear that they don't hate it or want to see it die. There are a lot of these kinds of videos on Channel 9 if you want to take a look. Sure they don't like it, because it's their competition, but many people think that Steve Ballmer's speeches against Linux are the entire company's attitude. That's just the good old PR FUD which we're all used to, but in reality the truth is much greyer.

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