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NewsFactor: Who's Afraid of Open-Source Office?

Nov 29, 2005, 02:00 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mark Long)

"For the past 20 years Microsoft has been pushing its Office productivity suite, which is a major reason why it has become so entrenched in the business environment. Each time an alternative has shown up, the software giant typically has adapted to these competitive threats by shifting its focus with ease.

"However, with Massachusetts ousting Microsoft Office and governments around the world moving to open-source software, is the threat posed by open-source alternatives, such as OpenOffice and Sun's Star Office, becoming more serious? And should Microsoft be concerned...?"

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