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Re: [vox] word processing software (was: visio on linux)
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Re: [vox] word processing software (was: visio on linux)

You have put it better than I could. And you are correct.
My company is riveted to MS. Therefor so am I, at work.

Our clients are similarly shackled to MS technologies as
well. This is my main frustration with computing. (the
inability to break through the MSOffice paradigm and move
toward a more sane solution) It is easy to discuss
apache/perl/oracle solution to the IT department but when I
pitch the same solution to the executive's they wonder why
those technologies are not on their laptop. Remember, sales
& marketing, HR and division's have enough money to
purchase Enterprise software. The IT guys are brought in to
verify if the proposed solution will integrate with their
current technologies. The IT departments usually do not
have the money (or the decision authority) to buy
Enterprise software. So, the business people usually buy
what they are comfortable with (MS).

-- Andy

--- Rick Moen <rick@linuxmafia.com> wrote:
> Quoting andy wergedal (awerg@yahoo.com):
> > The embedded graphics, charts, spreadsheets and tables
> that
> > my international clients send me.
> Those are _non-MS-Word_ COM objects.  So, meeting your
> compatibility
> requirements requires (if I understand the technology
> correctly) not
> just the ability to read MS-Word documents, but also
> simultaneous
> support for several other Microsoft Corporation
> applications _plus_ the
> entire COM component-software framework.  
> I'm not saying that to be critical, but rather to
> properly characterise
> what your announced needs seem to be.  In effect, you're
> not just on the
> Microsoft Corporation treadmill; you're riveted to it.
> VMware, Win4Lin, or dual-booting would still work for
> you, unless and
> until Microsoft Corporation sabotages them.
> -- 
> Cheers,                   "Teach a man to make fire, and
> he will be warm 
> Rick Moen                 for a day.  Set a man on fire,
> and he will be warm
> rick@linuxmafia.com       for the rest of his life."   --
> John A. Hrastar
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