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

From: M. Edward (Ed) Borasky
Subject: Re: [Axiom-developer] Re: AMS Notices: Open Source Mathematical Software
Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2007 12:24:27 -0800
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Arthur Ralfs wrote:
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.

Do you mean to say that you think IE is better than Firefox?  Hard to

Arthur Ralfs

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I'm saying:

1. Firefox is *not* better than IE 7 on the Windows platform for any reasonable definition of "better". In particular, the hype about Firefox being more secure than IE is unsubstantiated and cannot in fact be proven or falsified.

2. In a corporation or other accountability hierarchy, people aren't always free to experiment with potential improvements. In fact, the epidemic of malware, cyber-terrorism and other things of that ilk have led to very restrictive IT policies. Even if Firefox were better than IE, it would still face an uphill battle in this arena.

Are you saying that OpenOffice is "better" than Microsoft Office on any dimension other than price? :)

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