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SearchOpenSource: Linux Desktop Adoption Barriers: MS Office May Out-Feature OpenOffice, But...

Mar 10, 2006, 00:30 (1 Talkback[s])
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"In the David-Goliath matchup between OpenOffice 2.0 and Microsoft Office, the little guy is not up to the job of toppling the giant. So say some IT managers who responded heartily to my column about barriers to Linux desktop adoption. Others in the industry disagree, of course, and that's what is fueling the Office versus OpenOffice debate.

"My job is, for the most part, to talk and pen-pal with IT managers. When they talk to me about Linux desktops adoption, the barriers they cite most often are (1) user resistance to dumping Office and (2) the lack of hardware support for Linux..."

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