May 1, 2001

Alternative software

Author: JT Smith

Is the company budget quaking with fear as Windows and Office XP loom on the horizon? There's nothing to worry about, says John Dvorak in an article at Forbes (via Yahoo). Why put up with expensive software when plenty of free or lower-cost alternatives exist. "The savings a large corporation would make if it bought
10,000 white box machines running StarOffice on Linux could easily be $200 a machine or more, depending on the license agreements."

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