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With or without Microsoft

The software giant denies rumors it is developing Office for Linux, and rival Sun decides to outsource its online developer forum to a service using, among other platforms, Windows.

 

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Microsoft denies rumors it is developing Office for Linux, and rival Sun decides to outsource its online developer forum to a service using, among other platforms, Windows.

"If Microsoft markets Office for Linux, it legitimizes...and encourages a platform where Microsoft is not as strong."

- Chris LeTocq, Dataquest analyst

 


Sorting out the Office-on-Linux rumors
As scores of tech companies tripped over each other last week to show support for Linux, Microsoft was busy squelching rumors that it is quietly developing a Linux version of Office.

Even Sun finds it tough to live without Microsoft
Sun CEO Scott McNealy never tires of pointing out Microsoft's faults, but his company is relying on Microsoft software to manage an essential Internet forum for software developers.

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