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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Lots of MS-to-Linux migrations
by obsidian on Tue 8th Jul 2008 09:58 UTC
obsidian
Member since:
2007-05-12

With dependence on Office being so common, hopefully more bosses will find out about OO.org, Gnumeric, Abiword etc. Not only does the Gnumeric spreadsheet have every single function that Excel does, but over 150 that Excel does not have. It's also very easy to write your own functions (in Python!) for Gnumeric. I've done so myself.

The following site gives a *huge* list of migrations from MS (both Windows and Office) to Linux and Linux-based software.
http://www.starfishsystems.ca/Share/oss.php

It doesn't yet mention one of the biggest ones - the
52 million desktop project in Brazil - details on that here -
http://piacentini.livejournal.com/7871.html

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

I use Gnumeric as a standard item on my N810. I installed it as just a quick spreadsheet or simple database platform but randomly opened an XLS one day. It works great and all my personal spreadsheets instantly became usable across all platforms including my humble PDA.

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obsidian Member since:
2007-05-12

Sounds good!

Yeah, I'm really looking forward to the results of the current "Summer of Code" because as part of that, Gnumeric is getting *pivot tables* (crosstabs) at last! ;)

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