Enterprise Linux IT: Foot in the Door for Open Source?
Feb 04, 2004, 01:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Y. Park)
[ Thanks to Jason
Greenwood for this link. ]
"There is no question about it: As far as David-and-Goliath
scenarios go, the scrappy open-source office applications that have
taken on mighty Microsoft Office could not have picked a seemingly
more invincible foe. Bill Gates' silicon empire is just about as
powerful and wealthy a corporate organization as has ever existed.
Next to it, outfits like OpenOffice, StarOffice and Corel Office
look like ragtag guerilla fighters and, frankly, kind of puny.
"But it is not necessarily wise to write off the skinny kid with
the sling quite yet. Though Microsoft's Office applications hold a
lead in the business market that would daunt General George S.
Patton, open-source office applications are doing better in the SMB
(small to mid-size business) markets than experts expected..."