My friend works with a local pharmaceutical firm. They used only one license of Microsoft Office on a single machine and everyone would remotely connect to that machine to use it. A while back, I had recommended OpenOffice as an alternative. Imagine my surprise when he called me and informed me that the entire office had successfully adopted the open source option. Though it was not all a smooth ride, he thanked me a lot for the recommendation. Not only had they been able to save on cost, but they could now also get rid of the remote desktop. Now each user had his/her own copy of the office suite, load on the network had reduced and the server could be used for better things. The open source license helped them break more than one constraints and get a better working environment. And they haven’t even experienced the benefits of OpenDocument Format and availability of OpenOffice on multiple platforms, including Linux!