Open Source Software vs. Commercial Software:
Migration from Windows to Linux
An IT Professional's Testimonial
How about Standards?
Just another sneaky tactic by Microsoft to try and get their hands on different aspects of the end user (you). If I am creating a website, I want to rest assured that the people viewing it will be able to see the content, no matter what kind of computer they have or version of web browser they use. If a customer cannot view your business website, they can't see the content for it and will probably move along and look at a competitor's website that they can view. Essentially this is the same thing as closing your front door of your business, and hand picking customers that are standing outside the door to come in and shop. I have seen several websites that are written with Microsoft's custom code that only work in Internet Explorer. I use Firefox. So when I come across these websites, I move along and go to another website that does work. My guess is that either the creator of the website doesn't care, or is unaware of the problem.
Fortunately, Linux is at the forefront of widely adopted standards around the world. Not only does this ensure interoperability and compatibility with other organizations and products, but it opens the door to infinite resources such as product support, solid and secure applications, and minimal to nonexistent costs. Recall my previous point that open source is open to other open source products, as well as closed source products. Closed source products are just what they are, closed to open source generally and only work with their own proprietary standards.
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