I want to make it clear that it is just a rumor, but if it is true, it would be a huge breakthrough in Microsoft policy. Michael Larabel, author of the blog Phoronix, which has repeatedly been accused of making things up, reports that Microsoft is considering making Office for Linux. I do realize that it may sound unbelievable, but keep in mind that the same author reported about the Steam client for Linux (which turns out to be true).
On the pages of few websites, including the well-known blog of Paul Thurrott, there were reports that Microsoft has made available for download a free version of Office Starter 2010, previously available only on new computers in the OEM license. Does Microsoft really allows everyone to use their limited, but fully free office suite edition?