Re: Linux has a long way to go before it becomes the major OS
Date: 9 Feb 2004 04:23:56 GMT
In <comp.os.linux.security> Tim Roberts <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> William Park <email@example.com> wrote:
> >4. If Microsoft ports MS-Word/Office to Linux, it will kill Sun and
> > Novell. I don't know which side I should cheer.
> You know, that's very interesting statement. I agree with you; a true port
> of MS Office to Linux would become a best seller in short order. That
> raises the question: "why haven't they done so?"
> One possible reason is that it would eliminate one of the last barriers
> keeping casual computer users from switching to Linux for their desktops.
> If I could run Office natively on Linux, I would run Linux on my personal
I suspect Microsoft is waiting for others to commit their companies on
Linux platform. Then, Microsoft will come in and clean them up. "Kill
many birds with one stone." There is nothing to prevent Microsoft from
selling Linux OS. They will lose revenue from Windows sale, but they
can raise MS-Office price proportionately.
William Park, Open Geometry Consulting, <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Linux solution for data management and processing.
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