Re: MS breakup bad ofor Linux?

  • From: weez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • To: technocracy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 3 Jul 2000 15:41:31 -0500 (EST)

> The article:  
> has some very interesting points. Namely, should open-source software fear 
> the 
> looming MS breakup? MS Office for Linux could certainly give current Linux  
> office suits (StarOffice, etc) a run for thier money (even though StarOffice  
> is free, the Office name could spell trouble.).  

I see competition as a good thing here.  And if it allows corporations to adopt 
linux (although it's a lame excuse), then we're gaining even more.  

> Of course there is a postive side to such a product that The Reg. fails to  
> mention. If MS makes Office for Linux, they'll most likely have to fix the  
> problems many window managers have, like standard clipboard usuage and  
> implimentation for example.  

What clipboard problems?  Select text, middle-click to paste.  The X cut buffer 
rocks. :)

> Lets just hope they don't embrace and extend an MS Linux...  

Unfortunately, I think they'll eventually see that this is the only way they 
can compete with Linux.  And what a better way for some MIS dork to get Linux 
in the door than using Microsoft's version, right?  *Shivers*


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