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Old 02-12-2013, 04:00 PM   #1
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LXer: Microsoft Office is not coming to Linux


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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.

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I did some digging to see where this rumor came from and I discovered that the stories all spring from a single Phoronix report...
QFT. Just QFT.

When I hover my mouse cursor over an article link in this forum and it says phoronix, I don't click. They've posted too many unsourced, unverifiable take-my-word stories for me to waste any more time checking if the linked story even has a source.

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