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posted by martyb on Friday June 30 2017, @10:11AM   Printer-friendly
from the thank-you-captain-obvious dept.

Bryan Lunduke at Network World calls out what other mainstream media have been too timid, or bought out, to call out. He starts by pointing out that choosing Microsoft Windows for your organization should get you fired and that if you haven't already replaced Windows, across the board, you absolutely stink at your job.

There. Finally the topic is broached in mainstream media and a proper discussion can now start among decision makers who can arrange complete migrations to GNU/Linux, Chrome/Linux, one of the BSDs, or a combination of them.

As Microsoft security problems continue to escalate since even the pre-networked, MS-DOS days, managers and front-line grunts will find themselves increasingly culpable for selecting unviable software, such as Microsoft Windows. If they wish to pay big bucks for maintenance, there are plenty of companies around to participate in the money. Canonical, Red Hat, M:Tier are just a sampling.

[Ed. Note: I debated whether or not to run this story — in some respects it's just the Windows vs *nix argument all over again. Also, there are proprietary programs which are critical for certain industries which currently only run on Windows. On the other hand, gaining a mention like this in the more mainstream media, does that mean we are approaching an inflection point? Witness the increased displeasure with Windows 10's telemetry and the difficulty in completely blocking it. What programs do you use that are only available on Windows? What keeps you from moving to another OS? --martyb]


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  • (Score: 2) by kaszz on Friday June 30 2017, @12:30PM (5 children)

    by kaszz (4211) on Friday June 30 2017, @12:30PM (#533393) Journal

    Update wife to LibreOffice?

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  • (Score: 1) by ewk on Friday June 30 2017, @12:39PM (4 children)

    by ewk (5923) on Friday June 30 2017, @12:39PM (#533396)

    Maybe I did not explain it well enough... 'the wife and MS Office' has to be seen as one, indivisible unit :-)

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    • (Score: 3, Touché) by deimtee on Friday June 30 2017, @01:04PM (3 children)

      by deimtee (3272) on Friday June 30 2017, @01:04PM (#533403) Journal

      Update to Wife 2,0 ?

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      • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Friday June 30 2017, @01:19PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Friday June 30 2017, @01:19PM (#533408)

        2.0 sounds like your IQ

      • (Score: 1) by ewk on Friday June 30 2017, @01:39PM (1 child)

        by ewk (5923) on Friday June 30 2017, @01:39PM (#533419)

        Due to the lack of certainty regarding non-MS Office-compliance not an option I am willing to consider (at the moment :-) )

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        • (Score: 1, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Friday June 30 2017, @05:07PM

          by Anonymous Coward on Friday June 30 2017, @05:07PM (#533557)

          The next Libreoffice convention [documentfoundation.org] is in October in Rome. Bring your A game.