I don't know. I think you may be reading to many conspiracy theories. No, I don't like Lindows, and yes I do agree that promoting the use of Microsoft Application over Linux native alternatives is bad for Linux and not to mention just plain backwards.. but Lindows and MS in bed together? I don't agree. I'd say its just the case of another exec trying to make a quick buck off of a gimmick that sounds pretty to the average desktop user.
On another note I'd have to admit I still prefer Office to Linux alternatives (well, only MS Word really).. this past year I've been writing alot of papers with soffice.. at the time I didnt have a printer so would use MS Word in one of my universities labs to print. The amount of simple grammer and spelling mistakes soffice would often miss wasn't even funny.. and, as I'm sure you may have noticed, I do require software w/ good checking :). I'm sure experiences may vary, and I hope mine changes with new versions.. but I can only wait and see.