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NewsFactor: Can Ximian Crash Microsoft's Desktop Party?

Jul 01, 2003, 16:00 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jay Wrolstad)

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"Breaking the desktop barrier has not been easy for the Linux community, but software developers are making inroads on arch-nemesis Microsoft and other corporate competitors, spurred by the adoption of open-source systems among private and public organizations.

"One of those developers is Ximian, which now offers an upgraded version of its Linux desktop software delivering broad Windows interoperability. Its productivity applications and new features are designed to help businesses roll out Linux on the desktop in mixed environments with a minimum of hassles.

"'Interoperability with existing applications and systems is critical for enterprise customers,' Jon Perr, a marketing executive with Ximian, told NewsFactor. With that in mind, Ximian now has an intuitive interface and an integrated suite of applications that support the Windows file formats and networks prevalent in most work environments..."

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