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Microsoft U.K. government staff suggested replacing Microsoft Corp. operating systems on computers with free alternatives in response to a call for ideas for Prime Minister David Cameron's cost-cutting drive.
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RE[4]: Until they need support
by nt_jerkface on Mon 12th Jul 2010 08:20 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Until they need support"
nt_jerkface
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2009-08-26

Do you have sources for your claim that on-site linux support is more expensive than on-site support for any other solution?


Linux admins charge more than MCSEs.


There is no dependency on Oracle for OpenOffice.

You are dependent on Oracle when it comes to the development of OpenOffice. There are numerous conversion issues that Oracle hasn't addressed, but let's pretend that such problems don't exist in favor of open source ideology.


Also ODF-documents are not tied to OpenOffice. If Oracle screws up, one can switch to another ODF-compliant office suite.


Like what? Koffice? It isn't close in functionality. And please don't list a bunch of OO forks like GO-OO where they basically make a few tweaks to the latest version.


There will be initial costs when switching to GNU/Linux or *BSD but these are small compared with the cost savings acquired following the transition.


That's an article of faith.

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