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> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>> Olive Healthcare Slashes IT Costs by Migrating to Linux OS
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>> | Users in small and medium enterprises (SMEs) often have similar
>> | requirements in terms of every-day computing needs
> Add to that requirement 30 year+ documentation retention capability.
> Thats what my company struggles with today.
> Anything and everything in proprietary format is an unsupported cost burden.
> The companies that sell proprietary solutions make their money
> supporting stuff while you pay, then they abandon their product
> some 10 years in after milking the system and you are left high
> and dry unable to migrate.
> The stuff I've done is as open as possible from text to HTML
> and now open format ODF compliant that is supported by ISO standard which
> will still be available in 50 years time.
Proprietary is a short-sighted path. What happened to companies that bet on OS/2?
~~ Best of wishes
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