SearchOpenSource: Linux Desktop Adoption Barriers: MS Office May Out-Feature OpenOffice, But...
Mar 10, 2006, 00:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jan Stafford)
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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..."