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Linux.com: Software That Linux Needs

Sep 02, 1999, 15:30 (20 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Scott Nipp)

"Linux has a plethora of outstanding software already available. On the server side we have the world's most popular Web server, software enabling file and print services to every major platform, and some of the most respected database products on the market. Linux also touts some wonderful desktop applications such as the GIMP, various capable office suites like StarOffice and ApplixWare, and one of the world's top web browsers, Netscape. All of this great software, yet Linux is still missing some key products which it needs to further it's penetration not only as a corporate desktop, but also as a home user operating system."

"First of all, let's look at what is probably the most popular desktop application for both home and business, Microsoft Office. I understand that this is somewhat a taboo subject in the Linux world, but the simple fact is that MS Office is the world's most popular office suite..."

"Other business applications that seem to be lacking on Linux, for the most part, seem to be well on the way to being resolved...."

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