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Microsoft Office or OpenOffice?

May 31, 2007, 01:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian White)

"Microsoft Corporation has two main cash cows at this moment: Windows and Office. Together, those two pieces of software (in all their iterations and versions) bring in the lion's share of revenue to the software maker. We're talking about tens of billions per fiscal year. Looking around the globe, there are free alternatives to both of those software franchises, though, which makes one think: why doesn't everyone use the freebies and stop paying for Microsoft's two big products?

"The answer is bit complicated, so we'll attack the 'Windows' question first..."

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