Thursday, May 20, 2004

Migration in-depth, part 1: Why Health First is dumping MS Office
"The biggest problem is going from a closed Microsoft Office platform to an open platform like OpenOffice. For instance, when you have Microsoft Office, the Web browser is integrated with everything in Office, so your standard links and your plug-ins with the Web browser are proprietarily written to look for just Microsoft Office. So, when we are rolling over to OpenOffice, some of the links on the Web pages don't work the RIGHT way because again Microsoft has you locked in. Once you use their browser and their OS, you have to use it their way or no way." So, you start using OpenOffice and end using Linux. That's bad news for Microsoft, isn't it?

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