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





andy wergedal wrote:

> 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.

What is Enterprise software?

OK. So selling the idea of Linux as a workstation is DOA.
But what about the idea for Linux as a database
server? The performance/cost ratio is so high, how can
any rational executive not listen?

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