Rivals chip away at Microsoft's dominance

in General Discussion edited January 2014
This is a good Quick read.

<a href="http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/technology/2003-02-26-desktop_x.htm"; target="_blank">www.usatoday.com/money/industries/technology/2003-02-26-desktop_x.htm</a>


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    fotnsfotns Posts: 301member
    I don't think so. The guy was a thief, got caught, and is now bitching about it. The rest is the usual Linux will overtake Microsoft pipedream.
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    amorphamorph Posts: 7,112member
    Perhaps, but a survey found that 40% of enterprise customers are actively searching for alternatives to MS. It might have been a violation of the shrink-wrap license to install one copy of Office on 8 PCs, but that doesn't legitimize the BSA's extortionist tactics, and it doesn't mean there isn't a good reason to find software with more liberal licensing terms.

    One major boo-boo in that article: "Open-source software resides in the public domain, unlike Microsoft's proprietary software." I'm sure most open-source authors - including, say, Apple - would be shocked and amazed to discover that their software was in the public domain.
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