For decades, M$ has leveraged its OS monopoly to control the world’s IT. One of the tools they used was to assist business to accept that M$’s office suite was the standard office suite of business and then kept businesses on M$’s OS by not porting the office suit to other operating systems. The only exception was MacOS where M$ gave it second-class citizenship because Apple had a loyal following. It was often said that GNU/Linux would never “succeed” on the desktop merely because M$ would never release an office suite for GNU/Linux. That’s over now.
“Microsoft yesterday released one of its cash cows, Microsoft Office, for Android.”
Since Android/Linux will run on a GNU/Linux system, the application will easily run on a GNU/Linux system. Unfortunately, the application is just the front end to M$’s web application so it’s a hollow victory, but it’s still a victory because M$ is publicly acknowledging that */Linux is happening, everywhere. Businesses will use Android/Linux and GNU/Linux more and M$’s OS less because of this move. Thanks, M$.