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Why the IBM Linux Desktop Will Fail

Dec 08, 2008, 16:04 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stan Beer)

"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?"

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