[oclug]Xandros: [email@example.com: Re: iso]
chris123 at magma.ca
Wed Oct 23 17:52:56 EDT 2002
On Wednesday 23 October 2002 17:11, Michael P. Soulier wrote:
> On 23/10/02 Rod Giffin did speaketh:
> > Most of these applications are not the out of the box variety, but custom
> > built applications that cost millions of dollars to produce and maintain.
> > Forcing the corporate market to re-write all of their legacy
> > client/server apps in order to accomodate a change to a Linux platform is
> > a good business reason not to switch to a Linux platform.
> Absolutely. Tell a corporate IS head that they should just switch to
> OpenOffice with no migration path, "'cause it's the right thing to do" and
> he'll look at you like a martian.
And then he/she is being polite. ..:)
> We must understand corporate needs before
> we can hope to convert anyone.
Most valuable comment of the year award goes to both of you..!!
>The way forward is simple, arguing no
> lock-in, portability, etc. The way forward from the current locked-in MS
> Office state is the tough sell. Xandros is offering an answer to that, and
> more power to them.
Yes indead and they will do well with it and the rough edges will/should be
worked out sooner then later. One thing I hope they change rather soon is
that they make their channel partners to pick up the cost of codeweavers
product. To lay this on the client is too cumbersome. They should make it a
requirement in any autherized third party support provider..
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