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Re: Merits of why biz switches - was Re: [Fsfe-uk] Mac OS X refund

From: Jon Grant
Subject: Re: Merits of why biz switches - was Re: [Fsfe-uk] Mac OS X refund
Date: Sun, 27 Jan 2008 23:57:38 +0000


> This means startups have no reason not to use free software;
> substantial intimately-computer related business have done fresh
> starts with free software for at least a decade, and I think we'll see
> more 'regular' businesses switching as soon as accounting/payroll and
> stock control (ie, webcart webapps) get popularised.

Good point.

> >  > Whats important is that they are switching because they recognise the
> >  > social problem of proprietary software and value their freedom, and
> >  > are _sincere_ about switching.
> >
> >  Do they really siwtch on those merits? Most businesses I talk to switch
> >  to Firefox for security reasons. OpenOffice because it is no-charge and
> >  GNU+Linux for servers because it is no-charge and more reliable than
> >  MS-Windows.
> Security, reliability and zero acquisition costs are caused by
> software freedom.

My point was that I do not hear any businesses championing these
points. they are interested in low-cost, ease of use and reliability
and that is all.

> Changing this is a matter of perception; and what agitates me about
> people promoting software freedom with computers running Mac OS X.

Not sure you who mean, but let's not get onto a separate debate.

Cheers, Jon

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