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LinuxInsider: Selling Open-Source Solutions Against Office 2003

Nov 08, 2003, 01:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Murphy)

"Noster fungitur--ours works. It's the motto I suggested to a local Mac user group. But it's also the theme you need to push when selling open-source software against the Microsoft desktop system--Windows 2003 Server with Office 2003. Office 2003, in combination with Server 2003, is the first major Microsoft product to incorporate the company's vision for an XML-enabled future filled with hot-button features like end-to-end document management.

"XML started out as a subset of the standard generalized markup language (SGML) developed for the printing and text-processing industries. XML requires a marked-up document, a document type definition (DTD)--such as HTML--to describe the markup used, and a processor or parser capable of formatting the document according to its embedded markup..."

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