Posted Jan 26, 2005 16:35 UTC (Wed) by eru
In reply to: (sigh)
Parent article: OpenOffice.org database application: A first look review (NewsForge)
You are partially right, in that the corporate IT 'checklist' mindset, combined with lack of obvious security holes in Office, might make such a thing harder to get into the corporate world than Firefox. But individuals will adopt it.
In that case OOo would remain firmly in the margin, and MS Office would continue to rule the corporations, and most of the rest of the world: Even most individuals would remain with MS Office because using the same tool at work and at home is for most more convenient.
The "checklist mindset" is annoying, but to get OOo past IT managers, you really need to show OOo matches at least most of the features of MS Office. It is not all stupidity. Remember that corporations these days use MS Office as a platform for localized small apps. Surprisingly many of its features actually do get used, although not necessarily by every user in the same company.
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