"Many people pick up a copy of Linux Format magazine because
they've yet to be converted to the wonderful, magical world of open
possibilities and open source. They want to be convinced. And with
Linux and free software making a name for itself in the world of
big business, many more people are testing the feasibility of
switching small and home office software to their open source
"Regardless of how you feel about the Linux desktop, this is one
area in which Linux can have a real impact, both financially and
productively, and any small or home office has the potential to be
transformed by just switching one application or two to their open
source equivalents. So, we've put together this guide to helping
people in offices switch to Linux, explaining what tools are
available for different jobs and how best to maximise compatibility
with other Windows users. Read on!
"The office is traditionally the domain of Microsoft, a costly
and sometimes frustrating environment where you have to constantly
keep on top of updates, patches and the latest versions to stay in
the loop. Free software offers an escape from this cycle, and more
importantly, an alternative."
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