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Re: It's Inevitable: Microsoft Office for Linux
Posted by: Anonymous 2006-08-18 14:52:14
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Microsoft will release a version of Office to run on Linux within the "next couple of years," according to the chief executive of the Open Source Development Lab. "They did it once with Apple; they will do it again with Linux," Stuart Cohen said at the LinuxWorld conference in San Francicso. OSDL aims to advance Linux and open source. The consortium employs Linux founder Linus Torvalds, and is funded by IT vendors including IBM, HP and Intel.


Re: It's Inevitable: Microsoft Office for Linux
Posted by: dgemic 2006-08-19 08:08:48 In reply to: Anonymous
Far as I know, Microsoft would avoid GPL stuff at any price. They will not release any piece of software that gets in touch with GPL.
What toolkit would they use ? Athena toolkit is MIT licensed, but I don't know how powerfull it is. Will they write a toolkit from scratch ?
I don't believe that Microsoft is opposed to Linux version of Office, but the license issue will remain a barrier.
DG
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