The Microsoft Split

Last weekend's leading business story was the proposed Microsoft split. If it happens, I wonder what will be the future for windows. I am certain that the applications company would very quickly launch editions of most of their apps for Linux and perhaps even for the Mac and Solaris. If so, how many people would opt to pay for windows when they could get free Linux to go with Office?

Indeed, does anyone want to take bets on AppCo getting in on the Linux distribution bandwagon by selling CD sets with Linux (freely distributable) and Office (one licence only)?

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