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SearchEnterpriseLinux: Expert Predicts OpenOffice Revolution

Nov 04, 2003, 16:00 (13 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jan Stafford)

[ Thanks to Michael S. Mimoso for this link. ]

"'The world is approaching the tipping point for switching over to open source, including OpenOffice.org.' Them's fightin' words, and the woman who spoke them--Solveig Haugland--isn't afraid to fight against the juggernaut that is Microsoft Office...

"Can you name any large corporations that have moved their desktops from Microsoft Office to OpenOffice.org or StarOffice?

"Haugland: There are quite a few. Of course, Sun Microsystems, with approximately 30,000 employees, has been using StarOffice exclusively for a few years. Ernie Ball Music has gone totally Linux after their much-publicized break from Microsoft. The city of Munich is resolutely OpenOffice.org/StarOffice, even after a visit from Steve Ballmer and other high-ups at Microsoft. The Australian phone company bought 89,000 StarOffice seats a few months ago. The U.S. Department of Defense had 25,000 StarOffice seats, last I heard..."

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