Re: Another "fresh bottle of bubbly"
> a slave to a single vendor
The single vendor satisfies our needs and also those of a very large percentage of the market....
> to whom you keep giving
You will always have to pay a provider anytime that you expect a service. For example : Redhat Linux is commercial product with commercial support, Linux Admins have to be payed for. The OS and or Libre office are only a minor part of the costs.
>A smarter manager
A smarter manager does not take the risk of upsetting a company wide rollout just to "potentially" save a few pence.
>Munich has saved 11 million euros
The 11 million is theoretique, the real world scenarios are seldom so efficient, ask most project managers how easy the costs spiral. call me up in five years when a report is written up to explain that it didn't actually save anything.
They will be reusing existing servers - Now that really doesn't sound very smart at all. Neither Linux nor Windows appreciate hardware failures.
And to top it off at the end of your article it is mentioned that the City of Freiburg are "returning to MS Office" due to incompatibility - kinda goes against your theory then
>People are moving away from proprietary solutions towards open source, that is the trend
Really, care to share the facts and not just the anecdotes.
If there were truly a better solution then I personally would use it but as it stands there is none.
Open Source on a server, definately couldn't agree more.
Open Source on a corporate workstation couldn't agree less ( At least not for the moment - I couldn't even count the number of distros/office Suites I have tried).
Don't ever confuse Open Source with being Free - it's not, there is always a price to pay.