[kwlug-disc] Terrible hit for FOSS - FUD wins again!

John Kerr jkerr0102 at rogers.com
Thu Feb 17 21:31:33 EST 2011


Hi

And as usual, all of a sudden the people who are forcing this change are not willing to give any monetary figures.

Same old same old

John

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--- On Wed, 2/16/11, Michael Savage <msavage at golden.net> wrote:

From: Michael Savage <msavage at golden.net>
Subject: [kwlug-disc] Terrible hit for FOSS - FUD wins again!
To: "KWLUG (disc)" <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2011, 10:24 PM

No more desktop Linux systems in the German Foreign Office:

http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/No-more-desktop-Linux-systems-in-the-German-Foreign-Office-1191122.html

 Quote: "Users have, it claims, also complained of missing functionality, a lack of usability and poor interoperability." end quote.

This is what I see all the time. I have tried to setup new people with linux, thunderbird, open office etc, to no avail. In every case its where is my this, that or the other. Even though with each iteration of ms office, things get harder to do or find, mail merge is a good example, people still want their word.

It is really sad, they won't give FOSS a chance, they would rather learn office all over again every new version from MS!

Just my 2 cents,
Mike




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