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RE: [SLE] the future of Linux?
- From: samelash@xxxxxxxxxxxxx (Samy Elashmawy)
- Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2000 17:09:40 +0000
- Message-id: <126.96.36.199.20000317170940.0109ce38@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
At 02:09 PM 3/17/2000 -0500, Jerry Feldman wrote:
>Years ago, Apple did this by donating Apple IIs to schools and user
>groups. Many schools around the country were very Mac centric. With
>the price of MS Office today, one can just about buy a whole new
>computer with Linux and Star Office preinstalled for the price of just one
>MS Office. It is important today for Sun (Star Office), Corel (Word Perfect
>et. al.) and Applixware to be agressive in the M$ compatibility.
They have some work to do. StarOffice is a resource hog , Word Pewrfect *
wont print in color with the pass through postscript and stcolor driver.
Applixware works like a charm , and even runs nicely on the P150 with 2 meg
vidio ram . This looks promising . Ill hold judgement on WP till I look at
the new version thats just
around the corner.
The pricing problem is that there are so meny corps willing to pay that
much for it , and by offering student discounts keeps the students at bay
till they get out of colledge. It leave the singel user , or small biz out
in the cold. Thats where linux realy shines. You can doo all you want on
low end stuff while not spending tons of money. But then you need some
basice tech/geek skills to wade through it.
Hopefully this will change as more peaple move to linux.
>On 17 Mar 00, at 11:48, Samy Elashmawy wrote:
>> M$ is also entrenched in the colledge and school system.
>Jerry Feldman <gaf@xxxxxxx>
>Boston Linux and Unix user group
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