Monday, November 24, 2008

Interesting....

http://www.linux-mag.com/id/7187

Dave?

2 comments:

JackofGreen said...

Thanks for pointing me in the direction of the article. I am always fascinated by technology and computers, but for me I have no real interest in Linux. I want to be a computer user not a computer programmer. For me a computer is a tool that lets me do other tasks, and I don't want to spend the time that it would take for me to get up to speed and comfortable in Linux.

For a business standpoint having open-software make sense from a capital standpoint, but unless you have someone on staff who has the skill level to keep up and running then it will kill you in the long run.

kimalanus said...

That's the thing. Linux is getting to be pretty easy to install and use. Try downloading and installing Ubuntu on an old machine sometime. No more difficult than a Windows install. OpenOffice is usable in Windows or Linux, the whole package will do everything Office will do, just another new interface to learn. From Office 2003 to Office 2007 is a bigger learning curve.... Templates for professionals are growing, many government entities are moving to requiring standard document formats, which OpenOffice handles better than MSOffice. We are not far from the change...

thanks
kim