Why the IBM Linux Desktop Will Fail
Dec 08, 2008, 16:04 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stan Beer)
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"First, let's take a look at the office productivity component.
It seems that everybody's favorite sport these days is to take pot
shots at Microsoft Office, pointing out how overpriced, unwieldy
and bloated the software has become.
"There is no doubt quite a good deal of justification for these
criticisms and there are a number of free or low priced open source
desktop alternatives to MS Office such as OpenOffice, Star Office,
Lotus et al. In addition, there are the new breed of Cloud office
apps such as Google Docs, Zoho, Think Free and so on.
"In fact, today there are so many "free" alternatives to MS
Office - all of which run on Windows - that users are spoiled for
choice. Yet finding a case study where a substantial enterprise has
moved off MS Office is a rare occurrence indeed. Why?"