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“MS Office to Fall to Open Source”

ITWire, in Australia, reports: Analyst Says MS Office to Fall to Open Source

“Noted IT industry analyst, Dr Kevin McIsaac, predicts that Microsoft Office will give way to open source products as governments and other large organisations move to open standards for storing documents.”

In my opinion, this eventual result is clear as day. Tying MS Office into server products will surely extend its life in corporate environments (that already invested heavily in MS), but home, education, non-profit, governments and small businesses will not stay with the slow and expensive MS Office for very much longer.

I expect to see major inroads being made globally throughout 2006. (As we have already seen in some countries in 2005.)

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