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Why Business Resists Open Source

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Most open source advocates like to believe that the migration from proprietary software products over to open source alternatives is fairly straight forward. Unfortunately, it's never that simple.

The problem is that proprietary legacy software is a lot like a barbed fishing hook. Removing it to make things better tends to hurt more than most people are comfortable with.

Microsoft Office Products

Considered to be the bane of any successful open source migration, Microsoft Office products make transitions a real nightmare.

In a perfect world, employees would simply make the switch over to the Open Office suite. Bundled with most Linux distros, Open Office has a clone application for nearly every Microsoft Office application available, with the exception of Outlook.

Despite these similarities, Microsoft introduces two distinctive barriers to migration that are difficult to overcome.

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