OpenOffice, Firefox, Gimp, Java and other Open Source Software preinstalled.

June 1, 2007

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I think that is a good Idea for Dell computer to come with a package of preinstalled Open Source softwares (i.e. Open Office, Gimp, Firefox,Thunderbird, Java,ecc.)

Dell can become a standard for Open Source fans.

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  • Sep 15, 2009     Comment Link

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    IBM sends Microsoft Office to the trash

    http://dailycontributor.com/ibm-sends-microsoft-office-to-the-trash/7276/

    360,000 seats! Symhony: based on OpenOffice!

    ...and sells it to others!

    US Bank dumps Sharepoint (to spend more time with Lotus)


    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/09/15/us_bank_switches_to_ibm_lotus/

    Redmond expunged from 5,000 sites



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  • Jun 5, 2007     Comment Link

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    btw - it has been reported that Dell has had a 'management shakeup' ... so, if any were axed, we haven't heard it specifically announced... perhaps that was a kindness to them...?
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  • Jun 1, 2007     Comment Link

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    that may be true but I don't believe in "the power of double posting". Anyway let's hope they respond to the idea... Maybe we'll get a new dell.com/openoffice page saying it's "for techyes and advanced users" o.O (no... really...)
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  • Jun 1, 2007     Comment Link

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    ixzi: Perhaps - but you'll notice that while Dell themselves commented on dozens of ideas - many with fewer votes - those seem to be getting relatively little attention.
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  • Jun 1, 2007     Comment Link

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    jmxz: go to the main page (www.dellideastorm.com) and you will find that the 2 top ideas are OpenOffice and Firefox... I think they've been noticed
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  • Jun 1, 2007     Comment Link

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    jervis951: If there already is an idea like this, it seems worth posting again; because it doesn't seem to have been noticed on Ideas In Action or Direct2Dell yet. Wonder if this one can get enough votes to get noticed.
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  • Jun 1, 2007     Comment Link

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    I would guess none, but who knows Michael Dell is a smart guy, I hope he does the right thing.
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  • Jun 1, 2007     Comment Link

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    I wonder how many in UPPER management are getting the axe? Or, for that matter, middle management.
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  • Jun 1, 2007     Comment Link

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    yeah but they haven't said who is getting laid off yet and they are the most expensive. i don't think they would be that stupid to lay off the North American tech people but you never know if they are just looking at savings or not.
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  • Jun 1, 2007     Comment Link

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    mmmmm... aren't those the ones many here have been asking FOR???

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