MS Office on Linux 14811
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Lin┐nut "The server market expanded 7.3% in Q1 2004 to $11.5 bln as business buying pushed the market to its fourth consecutive quarter of growth, according to IDC. Shipments...
Lin┐nut Is there an IBM kernel and a NSA kernel? I don't think that IBM even has a distribution. I don't think that IBM actually sells linux at all. They didn't use to, they just said call Red Hat. NSA is kind of secretive, so it is hard to find out anything about their daily activities. And how are you going to get that information? Every commercial software company selling products based on closed source will tell you that their software is better than the OSS software that might be used to do the same job. Do you believe them?
The only way to tell for sure is to set up a situation wherein some group familiar with some existing thing is made to switch to some competing thing and you will almost never get a true answer there either since most people simply resist and resent change itself. For example, the tens of millions of intallations of Netware just order more Netware when it comes time to add capacity or replace some worn out stations. The same is true of Windows and IBM Mainframes and even Unix-Linux. The research that I have seen shows that most of the gains of linux have been in replacing Unix stuff because it is perceived by the users as another form of unix that costs less. Where it is seen as a change, it doesn't do all that well.
What is "cleaner code"? How do you tell? For that matter, how do you get the closed source to compare it to?