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InfoWorld: Switching Offices

Nov 16, 2002, 07:00 (19 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Russell Pavlicek)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"If your organization has a number of older PCs running Microsoft Office, there are now several good reasons to seriously consider switching to the OpenOffice.org office suite. Most of these reasons have been supplied by none other than Microsoft itself.

"According to published reports, Office 11 (due next year) won't support Windows 95, 98, or ME. The earliest supported version, per the reports, will be Windows 2000. This means that a substantial number of organizations with pre-W2K systems will have to undergo a serious upgrade path or risk becoming incompatible with new versions of Office.

"Compare this with OpenOffice.org, which runs not only on Windows 95 and later, but on Linux, Solaris, and now Mac OS X as well. This gives you compatibility now and options in the future if migration to another OS supports your business needs. OpenOffice.org is continually working to maintain support for new Office file types..."

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