What's wrong with this picture?
Posted Nov 15, 2003 6:37 UTC (Sat) by chill633
In reply to: What's wrong with this picture?
Parent article: Sun's Linux desktop off to flying start (Register)
By renting, you're basically paying for a Network Admin to keep it all working and updated. YOU don't have to deal with anti-virus, program patches, firewalls, etc. -- your service provider does.
Why StarOffice when OpenOffice is free? It is more than just fonts.
A large library of clipart & templates, which is a mainstay of many office;
Better WordPerfect import/export -- WP is still dominant in many law offices;
Better font support, including better Asian font integration;
Better Thesaurus integration.
Granted, OO is getting a lot closer on many of those, and surpassing SO in some, the big seller is...
...someone ELSE takes care of it for you. That is a BIG plus with many small to medium sized offices.
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