did hell freeze over?
Originally Posted by brosis
Besides, Microsoft has numerous documented incompatibilities between Office files saved in the 32 and 64 bit versions, is it any wonder that other people can't properly support Microsoft's formats when Microsoft can't even support their own with the source code right in front of them? I'd have low expectations for the Linux port based on this.
Microsoft and Intel were partners in crime in upholding each others monopoly and shutting out any competition. I guarantee you that Microsoft gimped Windows 8 on ARM solely because Intel made them do it. Wintel is being relegated to the rubbish bin of history, I imagine their leaders are losing a lot of sleep over this (but probably Microsoft more than Intel).
Wall Street is mostly to blame, when you start a business and make $10 billion in a single quarter, Wall Street expects it of you always. You can't tell those greedy bastards that "Well, making $10 billion that quarter was fluke, the market conditions were perfect, and there was little competition. Realistically, we can only sustainably bring in $2 billion a quarter". Nope, Wall Street expects you to find new and shadier ways to continue bringing in even more money, which usually involves screwing your customers for as much as you can take them for.
Exactly. I'd welcome a Linux port of MS Office. If it sucks, hey I still have LibreOffice. I love having CHOICE to use whatever fits my needs, not what someone else thinks I should use.
Originally Posted by BO$$
What's next, Internet Explorer for Linux?
Actually that have been done before in the past, there was a IE 4 Linux version 1.0 or something, but as quickly as it appeared, it disappeared again. Sadly I can't find a link now but it was there a few years ago.
Originally Posted by leif81
I might agree with you IF they hadn't decided to switch over to the strict version of OOXML with Office 2013. You know the one that's actually their ISO standard rather than their lolStandardsWereGoingToUseExtensions one. That said I do expect to see a level of feature disparity where features are coming to Windows first.
Originally Posted by porkbutt
Last edited by Luke_Wolf; 02-06-2013 at 01:39 AM.
Yes, they did. The OS X office is a completely different codebase from Windows Office.
Originally Posted by n3wu53r
Comments made by BO$$ are rarely a good thing.
Originally Posted by Apopas
This'll be great if it was true.
Rubbish. The core code would have been reused and only the GUI would have been written from scratch.
Originally Posted by curaga
If your going to make such clearly wild claims please at least attempt to provide some evidence.
Last edited by timothyja; 02-06-2013 at 04:14 AM.