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RumorTT: Microsoft Office could be coming to a Linux OS near you next year

Linux may get official Microsoft Office support next year.

@CharlesJGantt
Published Thu, Feb 7 2013 10:57 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:24 PM CST

Companies and individuals alike have been hoping to see an official Microsoft Office port to Linux for years now, and it looks like those wishes may be coming true sooner rather than later.

RumorTT: Microsoft Office could be coming to a Linux OS near you next year | TweakTown.com

Whispers of Office on Linux were floating around the FOSSDEM conference last weekend like little birds flying in the wind. An unnamed individual from Brussels is reported to have talked to several companies present at the open source software conference. Nothing official has come from Microsoft yet, but this information suggests that company officials are considering the pros and cons of porting the productivity suite to the free OS.

This move would make perfect sense for the Redmond based company, though. Reeling in Linux users to the company's new Office 360 subscription service would most definitely bring in more revenue and it wouldn't really have much competition as the open source alternatives are not that great when compared to applications like Excel and more advanced Word users.

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A web developer by day, Charles comes to TweakTown after a short break from the Tech Journalism world. Formerly the Editor in Chief at TheBestCaseScenario, he now writes Maker and DIY content. Charles is a self proclaimed Maker of Things and is a major supporter of the Maker movement. In his free time, Charles likes to build just about anything, with past projects ranging from custom PC cooling control systems to 3D printers. Other expensive addictions include Photography, Astronomy and Home Automation.

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