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[News] Law Practices Like GNU/Linux

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Fortunately, I go the Linux decision right. 

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| Fortunately, I go the Linux decision right. I don't pay for software. I use 
| old, underpowered hardware that still works. My tech budget is $0. I don't 
| miss having to buy antivirus software. I don't have to worry about whether or 
| not I can buy practice management software. I just keep my files organized 
| and synchronized and adapt accordingly.    


Linux to Enter Law Office Through Netbooks?

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| I have been using the open source Mozilla Firefox web browser for years now 
| and have found it easy to learn and use, which also goes for their e-mail 
| client, Thunderbird.  Google Docs and other web-based apps are already being 
| used by many lawyers, and even if you need an offline solution, OpoenOffice 
| is a great alternative that is easily downloaded and installed on the netbook 
| (at least in the Ubuntu distribution, which is what is being installed on 
| most Linux netbooks).  The learning curve is not steep at all, and the 
| increasing usage of Linux netbooks by lawyers may well overcome the phobia to 
| change and encourage them at least to consider using Linux on their office 
| systems.  We can only hope.         



Proprietary software? Counsel objects

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| Dowlen says, "I may be a bit of a pioneer when it comes to Linux in the law
| office, but I'm not the only one. Linux may actually make it into law offices
| through the courts, because more and more courthouses are starting to migrate
| to Linux and open source software based solely on the cost."


Managing a Practice with Linux

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| In a recent e-mail to me, he indicated that he eschews practice management
| software like Time Matters in favor of other apps for calendaring, to-dos,
| contact management and the like. In the Linux world, from what I have seen so
| far, there appear to be three alternatives:
|    1. Native Linux apps (e.g. GNUCash for financials)
|    2. Online applications (e.g. Freshbooks for financials)
|    3. Running Windows applications through WINE on Linux (see my post on
|    that)


Vancouver law firm trades in MS for desktop Linux

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| He didn't have a preference when it came to Linux distributions so he tested
| a number of them. The SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) stood out for
| Giroux. It came with the GNOME desktop, which he regards as faster than most,
| Firefox, which is the company's preferred browser, and the Citrix client
| built-in.    



Is Ubuntu the Linux OS for Law Firms?

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| The analysts predict that "Ubuntu will make a play to compete for
| enterprise Linux server business against Red Hat, Novell and Oracle."


Will law firms open up to Open Source?

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| The Firefox web browser is probably the Open Source program most commonly
| used by lawyers. Firefox is a secure, powerful browser that outperforms
| Internet Explorer in many ways.
| [...]
| While computers are cheap, Microsoft Office is not," he said. "OpenOffice
| is a fully featured office suite, fully compatible with Microsoft Word and
| Excel. Most important of all, it is free."


Linux Works for Law Firm Offstage

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| Unlike U.S. Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart's view on pornography,
| we don't always know Linux when we see it. That's because it's
| embedded in a myriad of products that accomplish tasks for us,
| without our knowing what is actually doing all that work behind
| the scenes.

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