Roy Schestowitz wrote:
> Mulling Microsoft Office For Linux
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> | Okay. The rumor's been out and about before. It goes
> | something like this: Microsoft has a super-secret skunk
> | works project building a version of Office for Linux.
> | Microsoft always says nay.
> | A good source, a former Microsoft person who is still
> | tight with the company, insists anew that there is,
> | in fact, such a project.
> OSDL said that Office for Linux is "inevitable".
> OpenOffice, on the other hand, has decent feature parity,
> it's free, it support standards, and it's crossplatform. It
> has many powerful features that are not available in Office.
> One could actually start a list of killer features that
> make a move from OpenOffice 2 to Microsoft Office difficult
> and undesirable...
We shouldn't mind a move like that. In many cases MS Office is the only part
of the entire package that prevents a move to Linux. It's all very well
being compatible with files, it's the extras that are the tricky part,
compatible data access and programming modules.
If users could have their MS Office, then the IT can cut their budget a
great deal putting it onto a Linux PC.