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[7]: Until they need support
by lemur2 on Tue 13th Jul 2010 04:15 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Until they need support"
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"There are other options as well, apart from OpenOffice itself and KOffice, where one can enjoy full, proper support for ODF format.
A government, not a business could conceivably convert all archived documents and require all new documents to be created in ODF but there is no way that such an effort would save the government money. "

That is precisely why I excluded KOffice from the list of suites I pointed out: Symphony, Softmaker Office, Wordperfect Office and Google Docs.

As for KOffice it is not a full alternative to MS Office. It's more of an Office light.

This ignores the real-world outcomes of organisations that have moved to FOSS solutions, saving themselves millions by so doing:

These examples of migrations to FOSS solutions nicely rebut your unsupported assertion that organistations would not save any money.

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