Nov 18, 2005
3:45 AM EST
|I've seen it happen as well. Having startd in 1988 at IBM/Germany I was able to monitor all this from another but not too far away point of view.
And after having left IBM I had to argue with customers who decided using MS-Office just because the boss's wife wanted it that way. She worked twice a week for 3 hours writing the bills and 50+ other workers had to use MS-Office - though most of them definitely wanted something else.
Currently everyone is talking about OSS. Whouch would have been a good basis for getting into the market some five years ago. But nowadays MS is too much inside the heads of too many people. I wonder if anyone can unwind this. If anyone can - it's MS itself. By making mistakes. Mistakes on the market and on their products as well. On the other hand there has to be a lot more professional OSS than Mozilla and Open Office in order to convince Companies to make the change.
Nevertheless, thanks for this article.
Nov 18, 2005
4:04 AM EST
|On the other hand there has to be a lot more professional OSS than Mozilla and Open Office in order to convince Companies to make the change.
Have you looked at the Migrations list on this site?
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