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Sing a song of Office, a pocketful of why: ARM64 version running in a Pi

steelpillow Silver badge

Indeed. Not sure why MS took so long to get this act together. The chaotic state of arm platform (non-)standards probably had a lot to do with it, as Windows/Office tends to get deep and dirty with the system architecture. And of course the chronic OS bloat never helped on ARM.

With mobile-oriented OS eating steadily into the workspace market and *nix unshakably entrenched in service/cloud space, Office is the only monopoly product M$ has left. It makes sense to roll it out across as much of the new ecology as can be reached.

Maybe now is the moment when these two things can at last come together. I'm glad for Microsoft, but kinda nervous for my unencumbered and less fashion-laden LibreOfiice.

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