On Saturday 21 February 2004, weeboy at conorwynne.com (Conor Wynne) wrote:
>> And which "système d'exploitation"? (that term seems especially
>> appropriate to Windows...)
>>>>Unfortunately still doze. But still...
But still is right. Don't underestimate the power of the lockin that
office has on people. As far as the average user of Windows in an office
is concerned, his/her computer is a thing on which s/he can use Word &
Excel (& solitaire) - s/he really doesn't care a whole lot about
Windows. This is a broad generalisation, I know, and many office PCs run
many other applications too.
But I do know of one company in Ireland (a household name) where MS
Office on some PCs running Windows has been replaced by Open Office and
the only comment has been "Oh - is that a new version of Word ?". As far
as the person responsible for the OO installation is concerned, it's a
step on the road to using a Linux desktop.
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