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Re: [Axiom-developer] Re: AMS Notices: Open Source Mathematical Software

From: Bill Page
Subject: Re: [Axiom-developer] Re: AMS Notices: Open Source Mathematical Software
Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2007 12:53:25 -0500

On 11/26/07, M. Edward (Ed) Borasky wrote:
> ...
> Well ... if you mean "*Red Hat* Linux has won a significant market
> share in servers", I agree. However, I don't think as a user that either
> Firefox or OpenOffice are of sufficient quality or maturity to be used
> on a Windows desktop, and I don't consider what they have
> accomplished to be a "win". They just aren't viable alternatives for
> anything but casual home use. I use them on Linux because they
> are there, but they aren't on my Windows desktop at work and
> probably never will be.
> ...

I cannot imagine how you could reach that conclusion. As a user of
both Microsoft products and FireFox and OpenOffice on Windows in a
production work environment I consider OpenOffice and FireFox very
clearly superior to what Microsoft produces.

Bill Page.

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