[lug] Microsoft Porting to Linux

Duke Smith duke at forstworld.net
Sat Aug 19 10:41:40 MDT 2000

All -

What else is new? M$ has, I believe, been doing this sort of thing
for a good deal longer than a year. As for M$ Office, look at Sun
Developer Connection for Linux &/or Solaris (Intel) versions of
StarOffice. The main apps, word processor, spreadsheet, presentation
maker, do a pretty good job of reading M$- Word, Excel, & PowerPoint
formats. Give them support, & it's a win for US againt THEM! (SO is
free for downloading).

- d

matthew.w.mcillece at lmco.com wrote:

> Somebody sent this to me and I had to forward it on.
> This is from http://www.shugashack.com/onearticle.x/8551.
> See http://www.wininformant.com/display.asp?ID=2874 for the full story.
>  Microsoft Porting to Linux [Aug 17, 2000 : 09:09 am]
>  97 Comments / Threads - Maarten Goldstein
>  WinInfo has a story about a rumor that has been going on for a while that
> might actually be true. Microsoft is looking into porting its Windows
> applications to Linux and possibly other versions of Unix. Apparently this
> has already been work in progress for about a year now, but because of the
> proprietary interface that software suites such as Office have, results have
> been disappointing. Microsoft wants to use this to leverage Linux as an
> entry point to Windows, as it did by releasing Office for the Macintosh.
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