Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 19th Nov 2002 09:24 UTC
Oracle and SUN This past year has been a breakthrough for Sun for both their Linux and Solaris products. The most intriguing news of all is possibly the challenge Sun poses to Microsoft with their Desktop Initiative announced a couple of months ago. We spoke to Bill Moffitt, Product Line Manager of the Solaris Lifecycle, about Linux, the desktop and Solaris. Update: Bill Moffitt replies on our forums.
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Eugenia-

Well written overview - thanks! Yes, we may already have read much of this, but it's a 'well-formed' update!

As to Matthew Gardiner's comments on Windows XP, I can only say that MS Office 2000, at least, is easier to use than my (still, stubborn) favorite: WordPerfect (9 currently) and Office 97. If XP has made the same sort of strides, it would be better still.

One might ask: "Just what sort of work do you DO?"

If you need to create DOCUMENTS, Office is a polished produce. OO is clumsy & unintuitive. On top of that, Star Office Write and OO Write are really desktop publishing programs (more complex), NOT word processors.

I recall my first encounter with a Mac. After getting over the fact that I couldn't get to the internals, I realized for simply DOING WORK, the platform was wonderful! Linux has a long way to go here.