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Re: Clinging to Microsoft (was Re: [opensuse] Why openSUSE is less popular than Ubuntu?)
  • From: Roger Oberholtzer <roger@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 07 Dec 2011 08:51:40 +0100
  • Message-id: <1323244300.5506.23.camel@acme.pacific>
On Wed, 2011-12-07 at 17:38 +1000, John Bennett wrote:

Or they just can't get the support from any "other than Windows" suppliers!
Our company has just gone through the process, and were SERIOUSLY
looking at a Linux solution (in particular, Novell).But after months of
trying to get support, both off the web and locally (Qld, Aus.) we gave
up and have gone for another Microsoft solution. Really frustrating!

In our company, they are doing all this stuff with sharing documents and
such. Sharepoint, I think it is. Once you start the MS path with that,
you are pretty much committed. In a company of 8000 engineers, reworking
all that document integration is not likely to happen. Unless migration
is (1) automated, (2) bullet-proof, (3) feature comparable + extras to
warrant the move in the first place, (4) makes the bean counters happy.

Is there a supported Linux alternative to Sharepoint? I mean a complete
professional supported product. Not bits and pieces the average IT
department will never get working.

I think MS upped the ante and don't see Office or simple file sharing as
the way to lock in customers. It is their infrastructure products such
as Sharepoint that does the trick these days. These are much more
difficult to duplicate in an open source solution as they are
undocumented services. If you thought SMB was tricky to reverse

Yours sincerely,

Roger Oberholtzer

OPQ Systems / Ramböll RST

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