jonetsu wrote:You're talking about office stuff.
Most yes. And if your going into business office stuff is the first you need to start with. You can't run a business without office stuff.
Even if you don't have costumers you have to administrate your company and pay taxes, so your software has to communicate with the with tax authorities and administrative offices to get this done. No linux software for this.
Office stuff goes beyond the doors off the office, dripping into non-office stuff. Which without the right papers you can't get done.
Office stuff is needed for control and approval of goods, on all levels from raw material to customer.
Is needed for customs. For storage and distribution. For buying raw material and to sell at costumers.
And in the base for development of everything.
Big client, huge amounts off administration. Highly automated in which you have to fit yourself to join the game.
You big client even tells you how your invoice needs to look like or otherwise you simply won't get payed.
So you can have a neat factory or development office or whatever facilitating company, but if you can't full fill the requests big companies demand from you by contract, you won't work for them.
You need that software to communicate at all levels which is not available for linux so you are forced into using the other ones.
What i said, forced into using certain software which is not the linux ones.
That's in common life. I don't know were big music companies stand in this.
I could imagine they won't accept an MuseScore file as they can't import it?
For start they probably have the same problem as we do in return. They can't load many off the plugins we used. I can imagine they say that doesn't work as it should so "get Steinberg Cubase Pro immediately".