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Enterprise Linux IT: Open Source Alternatives: Weighing the Pros and Cons

Dec 30, 2004, 01:00 (14 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mark Long)

"Even as such open source Latest News about open source software developers as Sun Microsystems and OpenOffice.org wax enthusiastic concerning enterprise deployments of their respective Microsoft Office alternatives, industry analysts are urging caution.

"Open source alternatives only make sense 'when workers are doing really simple stuff and don't actually need all the functionality of a complex software suite, such as Microsoft Office,' said Gartner research analyst Mark Driver..."

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