April 19, 2002

Four routes to Lin-Win desktops

From ZDNet: "In the decade since its introduction, Linux has sparked sporadic episodes of fervor over its utility as a corporate desktop OS. But in most cases, the
bottom line was the same: It just wasn't practical.

Aside from glaring ease-of-use issues--most of which have been ameliorated by user interface improvements--the essential problem has always been a
lack of solid business productivity applications, and by extension, cross-platform file compatibility. Most Linux distributions ship with an excess of
desktop apps--from spreadsheets to word processors--but none can truly compete with Microsoft's ubiquitous Office suite."


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