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August 21, 2006

It’s Inevitable: Microsoft Office for Linux

Filed under: Linux, News — rakeshvk @ 9:35 am

To pre-empt the further rise of Sun Microsystems’ open source OpenOffice productivity suite, Microsoft will be compelled to release a Linux-friendly offering of its own. “I do not think that they will open source Office, but they will make it available to run on Linux desktops,” said Stuart Cohen, chief executive of the Open Source Development Lab.

Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) Tools & Guidance to Defend Your Network Latest News about 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 (OSDL).

“They did it once with Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) Latest News about Apple; they will do it again with Linux,” Stuart Cohen said during an interview with vnunet.com at the LinuxWorld conference in San Francicso. >>>>

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