- I have not felt the need to install it. I have OpenOffice.org and Abiword installed which takes care of most of my MS office document viewing requirements. To typeset new docs, I have LaTeX and nothing can beat the beauty of a LaTeX doc.
- Word, Excel etc cannot save in open document formats. This is the primary reason for me to not typeset my docs in MS office. My docs are saved in a format which only MS can understand properly. This, is not good.
- Due to reason 2, I cannot write scripts and parse MS Office docs easily. Parsing is a basic requirement for automation and automation is impossible with closed source binary formats.
Note to self: Together we will fight.
Thanks to Mr. Atul Chitnis who enlightened me about point 2