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PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2004 2:45 pm    Post subject: What Happened to IBM's MS Office plans? Reply with quote

Hello

A while ago I remember having read somewhere that IBM was planning bring out a MS office for Linux just like Appple is doing now for Apple.

Also I read again somewhere :D (sorry dont know links anymore, but sure you guys read it too) that related programs like MS Visio, EndNote etc.. would follow soon after that.

In the articles there were some speculation on IBM doing this in a year. Unfortunatley I did nt hear about it anymore.
Anyone knows what happened to this great plan? And if IBM is still working on it ?


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2004 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are a few problems I see with that....

1) Why would MS let any of their products be ported to Linux?
2) Why would anyone in their right mind want to use any MS products on their box when there are much better equivalents that are free? Heck, I have enough problems with this MS mouse, I really don't want any MS software again.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2004 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IIRC IBM offered M$ to port Office but M$ rejected it. Also the MacOS version of Office is produced by M$, not Apple.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2004 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IIRC, it was never confirmed by either IBM or Microsoft, I believe some sales manager in Norway leaked some info, but nothing of substance.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2004 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2004 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pwnz3r

Let me decide what is best to use for me, mind you. We are not living in dictatorship country. I think MS Office is still the best thing around.

But dont want to go into that here since it was not the topic of my thread.

Well too bad it is not going to come. Hope Crossoffice will incorportate endnote 7 and word integration soon then.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2004 2:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

does anyone have a link anywhere to this mysterious story?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2004 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is mysterious about it ?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2004 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well no-one has heard of it
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