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Feb 5, 2013

Rumor: Native Microsoft Office Suite on Linux by 2014

Microsoft is seriously considering the release of their Office suite on the Linux platform by 2014, or at least this is the rumor.

According to an unknown source cited by Michael Larabel on phoronix.com, Microsoft is seriously analyzing the possibility of launching their Office suite for the Linux platform. This information was passed on to Larabel during the Free Open-Source Developers' European Meeting (FOSDEM), which took place in Brussels, Belgium. With all the attention Linux is getting these days and with the rise of Steam for Linux, not to mention the fact the Ubuntu is now occupying a huge market share, Microsoft would be crazy not to recognize the potential.

The Linux platform can no longer be brushed aside. The open source operating systems are getting easier to install with each edition and the LibreOffice and OpenOffice alternatives are proving to be a serious contender. This will not be considered good news by the majority of the Linux users, but the truth is that nothing drives innovation harder than competition.

Microsoft Office
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