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Open Source Alternatives To Popular Software

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| In the world of personal technology, there are only three major players:
| Google, Microsoft and Apple. Why are they major? Because, like it or love it,
| at some point during the day, you’re going to find yourself using one of
| their programs or services—whether you’re doing a web search using Google,
| writing a paper using Microsoft Word or organizing your music using iTunes.
| But it doesn’t have to be this way.
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http://www.complex.com/blogs/2008/10...ular-software/

Open Source, Can You Afford Not Considering?

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| There is a lot of talk recently about alternatives to Microsoft's desktop
| applications, see my recent posting “Pursuing An Open Desktop, Why Not!” as
| well as “P&G Flirts with Google Apps and Scares the Bejesus Out of Microsoft”
| posted by Tom Wailgum on October 1st, “Fighting Government Waste One Google
| Application At A Time”, and “Cost Savings Found When Microsoft Outlook Ousted
| for Gmail at British Construction Firm”.
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http://advice.cio.com/bcrowell/open_...ot_considering


Related:

Microsoft profit on slide

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| Some analysts are looking for any signs of improvement from
| Microsoft's internet division, which continues to lose market
| share in web search to Google.
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| Microsoft's online services group saw revenue fall for the last
| four quarters and posted a loss in the past three quarters while
| it shifted to a new internet advertising platform and overhauled
| the company's web properties.
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http://australianit.news.com.au/arti...nbv%5E,00.html
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