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May 23, 2003, 11:30 (5 Talkback[s])
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Desktop-as-a-Service Designed for Any Cloud ? Nutanix Frame

"I discovered recently I cannot yet commit to being 100 percent Microsoft free. When Evans Data contracted with me to do the Linux developer survey report, they sent me a Microsoft Word document with the statistics and graphs. None of the word processors I use on Linux could import this document properly. I had to use Microsoft Word.

"Like it or not, this is going to remain a problem for the foreseeable future, and may even get a lot worse if the open source community cannot sufficiently penetrate the Microsoft Office installed base with an alternative like OpenOffice.org.

"In the meantime, it is fairly easy to get Microsoft Word 97 and Word 2000 to run under Linux. It is not as easy to get Office XP to run under Linux, and complications will simply increase as Microsoft releases new versions of Office..."

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