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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[6]: Until they need support
by nt_jerkface on Mon 12th Jul 2010 17:32 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Until they need support"
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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.

Continuing to improve yes but as of today KOffice and Gnome Office are not adequate alternatives to 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.

They don't have a lock on the market though. The problem is that there is a lack of open source developers that want to work on accounting software.

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