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Computerworld: Survey: Smaller Companies Eye Open-Source as Microsoft Alternative

Jul 17, 2003, 14:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Some price-sensitive small and midsize businesses are turning to Linux and other open-source products as a lower-cost alternative to Microsoft Corp.'s ubiquitous business software, Jupiter Research found in a recent study.

"Surveying several hundred businesses with fewer than 1,000 employees, Jupiter found that 19% are using some form of Linux on their desktop computers. Six percent said they use OpenOffice, an open-source suite of productivity applications, with an additional 3% reporting plans to deploy it in their next fiscal year, according to Joe Wilcox, a Washington-based Jupiter Research senior analyst..."

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