Archive for the ‘Open-Source’ Category

I.B.M. to offer Office Software Free in challenge to Microsoft’s Line

Monday, November 19th, 2007

IBM is going to offer free programs to compete with Microsoft’s Office programs. A new attempt for some good old Microsoft-bashing, IBM failed in 1990 to compete head-on with its OS/2 system, and an ambitious plan to challenge one of the most lucrative businesses for Microsoft. The more important question ...

An End To Microsoft’s Dominance? Unlikely.

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

For many years, the gold standard in word processing has been Microsoft’s Office software. Indeed, Microsoft Word is so entrenched as the word processing software of choice that its name has practically become synonymous with its function - as Kleenex has with facial tissue. But I.B.M., arguably Microsoft’s ...