On Tuesday 13 July 2010 17:19:11 Ng Oon-Ee wrote:
But regardless what new software you use, you always have a time till you h=
learned how to use it. So that "time =3D money" is the same. Only with some=
software you have to pay additional fees to actually get the software, with=
others you dont. With some software you pay fees to get the bugs fixed, wit=
some you don't. With some you pay an additional fee to even get word-
processing installed, with some you don't.
The question of "security" is several questions:
=2D Security in case of break-ins and viruses, well the speed of corporate=
vendors fixing their issues speeks for itself.
=2D Security in the case of "is still there to give support in five years",=
at the pace of software development. While the vendor might still be in=20
business, the original programmer is probably long gone to another firm tha=
pays more. The result is no support for you and additional fees to get the=
newer version that is nether backward compatible nor does it have less bugs.
And there is a type of security the closed source world is not giving you:=
With open source you can still modify and fix the apps long after the vendo=
went out of business and the original author got caught up in legal trouble=
is caught up be the beautiful ladies in Hawaii.
The freedom of choice and the bottomline do not contradict each other.=20
Actually more and more firms realize that the freedom of choice improves yo=
ROI and bottom-line.
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