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Francis Swasey <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 4 Jan 2006 11:09:14 -0500
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Chris,
   You need to read today's follow-up on slashdot...

http://politics.slashdot.org/politics/06/01/04/0355202.shtml?tid=185&tid=219

F

On 1/4/06 10:59 AM, Chris Moran wrote:
> Quoting Geoffrey Duke <[log in to unmask]>:
> 
>> Microsoft Wins, Open Standards Lose
>> http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,1906388,00.asp
> 
> 
> I'd say let's hope there's a lesson there for UVM IT people, but since 
> we are
> still M$ (software) lapdogs here... I don't see it mattering much.
> 
> I'd be interested in knowing how many of the IT staff are using OpenOffice.
> I chose to not install M$ Office on my newest machine at all.. so it's 
> just OOo
> and with only a very few exceptions, I'm not looking back.
> 
> I would, however, take the software monopoly over the HARDWARE monopoly. 
> Ahem.
> 
> Chris

-- 
Frank Swasey                    | http://www.uvm.edu/~fcs
Senior IT Professional          | Always remember: You are UNIQUE,
University of Vermont           |    just like everyone else.
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