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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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Bill Shooter of Bul
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Open Office, in addition to being open source itself, is also based on Open standards. Thus you have Koffice, Gnome Office Suite, and others writing to that same standard for file formats. Those are not being written by Oracle and are continuing to improve.

Just like HTML wasn't doomed by Mozilla's code base, ODF's wouldn't be doomed by Open Office's. That's one of he great benefits of open standards, and one of the biggest reasons to *not* use MS Office.

But yes, there is a dearth of good quality Accounting software on Linux. But that is mainly due to the monopoly Quick books has on all platforms. Every small business I work with uses it.

If only there were some way to use it through an industry standard for rendering a markup language capable of hyper-link technology through a vast network of interconnected computers. This "information super-highway" of a network might allow this accounting information to be utilized in a variety of places on a variety of platforms, rendering it more valuable to small businesses than a self contained installation.

Oh well, I guess that's just a crazy dream I had due to too much late night guacamole.

Or maybe not...

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