Bruce Perens: the Linux colonel talks (vnunet)
Posted Sep 8, 2004 16:17 UTC (Wed) by tjc
Parent article: Bruce Perens: the Linux colonel talks (vnunet)
This is in the typical kind of office where 80 per cent of the people use an office suite, web browser, email and not very much else.
It's the "not very much else" part that is tricky. I have a friend who wants to move his business off Windows and onto Linux, but he uses Intuit Quickbooks, and right now there aren't any viable alternatives. Larger offices (with an IT staff) will probably make the move first, since they have the resources to provide alternatives to some of the apps from ISVs that people typically use.
On the other hand, promoting Open Office will help dry up MSFT's revenue stream. :-)
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