Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Sep 2013 19:53 UTC
Google

Starting today we’re making Quickoffice for Android and iOS available for free, for everyone. With Quickoffice, you can edit Microsoft Office documents across your devices, giving you the freedom to work with anyone no matter what hardware or software they’re using. Plus, it’s integrated with Google Drive storage so you can safely access your files from anywhere.

And unlike Microsoft Office, it's completely free. Good move by Google.

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Hiev
Member since:
2005-09-27

Microsoft has been practicing this exact same strategy for decades, and it certainly hasn't been "bad" for them

MS have been punished for the same practice.

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benytocamela Member since:
2013-05-16

Punished how?

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Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

Punished how?

97% desktop marketshare and huge profits

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chithanh Member since:
2006-06-18

MS have been punished for the same practice.

Microsoft has been punished for illegal anti-competitive bundling of software, which is why we have Windows N editions and the browser choice screen. But not for providing software for free, or buying companies.

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satan666 Member since:
2008-04-18

Microsoft has been practicing this exact same strategy for decades, and it certainly hasn't been "bad" for them

MS have been punished for the same practice.

Yes, but not enough. So the lack of proper punishment encourages others to do the same.

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