Linked by David Adams on Tue 8th Jul 2008 04:09 UTC, submitted by Caffeine Deprived
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y This article takes a look at the issues involved with ditching Windows for Linux. It's not the most in-depth piece, but it provides a handy introduction of the 'how's and 'why's of shifting.
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I'm not so confident anymore
by Budd on Tue 8th Jul 2008 07:07 UTC
Budd
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2005-07-08

We are running fancy Excel macros (which probably can be replaced by something smarter if tha boss have enough guts) and using Outlook like it is the real OS here. Word can be replaced easily here,same for PowerPoint but Excel,that's another story.But the most probable cause we will not move to a Linux based OS is the fact that we are developing some (read many) products with MS itself. Customers (the vast majority) run XP thus ... no penguin for us. I couldn't even convince my boss to replace my laptop with a MacBook Pro running XP via Parallels or BootCamp even if the laptops that we buy are more expensive (including guarantee and support) than a MBP.

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