Microsoft Office is not coming to Linux

Posted by sjvn on Feb 12, 2013 5:52 PM EDT
ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
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There's a story going around that Microsoft might be porting Office to Linux. If you believe this story, I have a wonderful, lightly used bridge in Brooklyn I'd like to sell you for a mere million dollars cash. You can run MS-Office on Linux today with WINE or Crossover, but running it natively on Linux is a pipe-dream. Is this technically possible? Sure. In fact, you can run Microsoft Office on Linux today by using WINE or its commercial big brother, CodeWeavers' Crossover Linux. I've done it myself. WINE and Crossover runs Office, and other Windows applications, on Linux by providing an implementation of the Windows API (application programming interface) on top of Linux.

There's a rumor that Microsoft will be bringing Office to Linux. That will happen when pigs fly.

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