Network graphics tools

Roger Marquis marquis at
Wed Mar 22 20:57:02 UTC 2006

John Kinsella wrote:
> Not sure how preferring things like rectangles stops you from
> using Visio, but *shrug*

Probably has more to do with the other features of Visio.  Hidden metadata,
slow VBS, fragile registry dependencies, ... all of which engineers tend to
discover before an important deadline.

> Not trying to start a Visio religious war, just saying there's a reason
> enterprises use it.

Like most things enterprises use it because that's what they know.  Managers
also believe they "can't get fired for buying IBM". They will likely continue
believing this until another manager comes along who knows open-source and 
how to use it for a better ROI.

Roger Marquis
Roble Systems Consulting

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