Linked by David Adams on Sun 11th Jul 2010 19:43 UTC
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]: Not likely
by ssa2204 on Mon 12th Jul 2010 09:17 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Not likely"
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I was going to post this big long rant, but you covered everything I was going to say.

Of course with my experiences with linux as a desktop OS, I don't see it as a good long term plan either given what a total tinkertoy it remains with every application stuck in 'catch-up' mode or being pale comparisons to their commercial counterparts.

Agreed. What we have here are people that think there are actually alternatives, because as you say some "tinkertoy" application was made, that is in fact playing catch up. Problem here is that some of the catch up is still years behind, and/or barely functional

What we have are ignorant people that think something with 3% of the functionality can easily replace what simply works. The idea of replacing an Active Directory domain with Linux is just asinine. I just find it incredible to think that that continuing piece of shit called Open Office could be anywhere compared to MS Office.

This is such a idiotic argument to begin with, it is like deciding that the VW Beetle would make a good workhouse for a construction team. Yeah, theoretically this will work, but.....

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