No Operating System is Replaceable
Jul 28, 2010, 12:04 (9 Talkback[s])
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"So many people out there just love to talk about how Linux is
now a "drop in replacement" for Microsoft Windows or Macintosh OSX.
This isn't the case. The sad truth is that there are no "drop in
replacements" for most software, and especially so for operating
"Let's look at Windows for a moment. There are two things that
hold people to Windows like super glue. The first one is MS Office.
We need to be realistic. OpenOffice.org is fantastic. It's my
personal favorite as an office suite. It is NOT 100% compatible
with MS Office, and that's just how it is. Quite often, rulers are
going to be off. Advanced formatting will always be skewed, and
fonts are never accurate. Telling someone that they need to alter
(potentially) thousands of documents to switch to a "free" software
stack is effectively making the software stack anything but