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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Bill Shooter of Bul
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I agree Koffice and Gnome Office are not as mature as Open office, but they do represent an open source community led effort to develop office software that absolutely can read & write the same files as Open Office, with perfect fidelity. In the event of a Oracle meltdown, it may be easier for companies to inject money/developers in these projects. Just as khtml was chosen as a base by Apple, rather than Mozilla. We've got options, I'm saying. Not every egg is in Open office.

I can only speak form my experience working with small businesses, but Quickbooks tends to dominate in the space. It would be very difficult for any other Accounting software to dislodge it: open or closed source, due to the difficulty in migrating data. In any case, its available on line now. So, it can be used on Linux.

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