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eWeek: Open Source a Better Fit in Small Shops

Apr 26, 2004, 17:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Anne Chen)

"eWEEK Labs often hears IT managers express a desire to loosen Microsoft Corp.'s grip on the office productivity market by deploying alternative office suites. The continuing maturation of open-source office applications, along with the fact that these applications have no licensing fees, makes such a move increasingly attractive—but not for all companies.

"Open-source office suites such as the OpenOffice.org project's OpenOffice.org have the best chance of eroding Microsoft's stronghold in small and midsize businesses, where paying licensing fees for Office may not make financial sense..."

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