Worse still, if you take a close look at Microsoft's current generation of software, you'll quickly see that it's all designed to lock you into Microsoft products, from your desktop to your server.
Take, for example, Office 2003. Unless you use its groupware and presence functionality, it's really little more than a cosmetic improvement over Office XP. To use those new tools, though, you need to upgrade your server to W2K or Server 2003 so you can run Exchange 2003, SharePoint Portal Server 2003 and Live Communications Server 2003. Oh, and if you haven't moved from domains to Active Directory, you'll need to do that, too.
Is it just me, or does that seem like a lot of infrastructure work and money just to get some real value out of an office-suite upgrade?
Of course, you don't have to upgrade. Is there really anything vital in Office XP that you didn't get in Office 97? For many companies, the answer is no.
Couldn't have said it better myself....
Link : eWeek: No More Microsoft Support For You >

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