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From: Paul Vickers
Remote Name: 126.96.36.199
Date: 12 Feb 2001
I like the open source ideal. I've been asked to participate twice in a project myself. The beauty of it is that code is written by people who really care about it. The problem is that it tends to be Unix-based and so just installing the apps can be problematic for your average non-technical user (I use my dad as a benchmark for this).
Also, the amount of product support you get is variable, which again is important for corporate and non-technical users.
As for writing off Dilbert as mainstream, well that's like saying you shouldn't use the web because it's so passe now. I mean, the web's almost 10 years old now, for devilssakes.