So someone slept with a journalist to get a favorable review. Who cares?
So someone filed a DMCA complaint for a stupid reason. Who cares?
So someone is a prostitute. Who cares?
The next time you see someone trying to spread gossip, your only response should be "Who cares and why are you being an idiot for thinking it matters?"
In business you use what works and what fills your needs. In my testing in this business, every alternative to MS Office fails testing. That is all that matters.
Every couple years or so I check to see if we can replace MS Office in our company. I grabbed some of the larger, more complex word and excel docs we use here and tried to open them. Every time I try, all of the alternatives fall on their faces within the first few minutes of testing. In a business, if you can't replace MS Office then you're not replacing Windows with Linux.
Hardware does still matter, but it's no longer something that must be watched closely and in fear.