Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Microsoft May Lose Marketshare

I love this. Free enterprise is bringing alternatives to Microsoft Office, which has held market share for far too long. When Microsoft introduced the operating system, Windows Vista, glossing over that you would need all new Office software to use it. I decided I would look for alternatives to all of Microsoft products.

It looks like Yahoo!, Google and IBM are going to be offering free software comparable to Office, online, where you may access it from anywhere via the Internet, whether you use a PC or MAC.

Yahoo Acquires Zimbra Open Source Email & Collaborative Software for $350 Million
It’s time for Yahoo! to step up and win some recognition back in the mail, asp and planning segment, and the acquisition of Zimbra, a university and 2.0 darling is a successful step.
Official Google Docs & Spreadsheets Blog
Just like Google documents and spreadsheets, presentations are stored securely online, so you can access them from anywhere using only a web browser.
Free IBM Software Is Bid to Challenge Microsoft Office - WSJ.com
Today, IBM plans to post on the Internet a package of its own software with applications that square off against components of Microsoft's ubiquitous Office suite -- a word processor to rival Word, a spreadsheet to go up against Excel and business-presentation software as an alternative to PowerPoint.

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