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SearchEnterpriseLinux: Expert: Nifty Linux Apps Can Work for Home and Business Users Alike

Feb 02, 2005, 08:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"I see there's a new OpenOffice and Firefox software package called 'OOoFf,' available from Linspire at around $30. What would be the advantages of using this boxed version, as opposed to just downloading the software for free?

"Brenno de Winter: What the box delivers are the Linux, Macintosh and Windows versions. It is a convenience to have the product boxed. You can take the CD and just install it. The sizes of OpenOffice.org and Firefox are huge, so it takes time and costs bandwidth. If you want to install it on more computers, you'd have to burn a CD yourself. So basically, you're buying convenience..."

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