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Re: [K12OSN] StarOffice 6 and mixing "paid for programs" into K12LTSP
- From: "Jason Leydon" <jleydon morriscatholic com>
- To: <k12osn redhat com>
- Subject: Re: [K12OSN] StarOffice 6 and mixing "paid for programs" into K12LTSP
- Date: Tue Jun 4 11:28:10 2002
This will end up being one of my big issues setting things up in the school
this summer. Trying to figure out the best way to set up some windows
programs that are needed. Unfortunately it will probably be simply 1 or 2
programs. It would be easier to have purchased the programs for linux
rather than having to purchase Win4Lin. But of course, the software was
only available for Windows.
It would be great to see more companies supporting Linux but it is something
that may not happen for a while. Although with RedHat's distro becoming a
lot more user friendly than in the past (i still have yet to get RedHat 4.0
to ever install *grin* ), it might be able to sway, not just the educational
industry, but the bigger corporations to using a modified distro of RedHat
in their business environment to keep costs down. Hopefully if this starts
to occur in larger numbers, we will see great applications that will release
on the Linux and Windows platform at the same time.
----- Original Message -----
From: <aust_txv ACCESS-K12 org>
To: <k12osn redhat com>
Sent: Tuesday, June 04, 2002 8:17 AM
Subject: Re: [K12OSN] StarOffice 6 and mixing "paid for programs" into
> Long post - - sorry. FYI Apples Open Source Streaming video server DSS4
> for Redhat 7.1 - - sweet and easy. www.quicktime.com | products |
> Thanks James for the rsync info - - good article minus the XP stuff.
> Nicholas makes some attractive points. rsync, yet another cool tool.
> Concerning StarOffice and OpenOffice, my angle...
> Don't get me wrong...free is sweet, but developers can only live on pizza
> and their wish list at amazon.com for so long. I don't mind paying a
> reasonable amount or supporting good software. That's part of my bit**
> with MS. Their software is popular, not the best technology. If we show
> developers that there is a little money (NOT SLA 3.0 MS!!!) to be made
> then maybe they will develop and support Linux. Look at the number of
> Win4Lin posts...people still want MS apps. Adobe had a beta program
> "FrameMaker" ??? a PageMaker for Linux, it was OK. I thought "WOW Adode
> is backing Linux"...that went away. Corel sold CorelDraw to Xandros...any
> release date? Although I guess CorelPhotoPaint 9 works under wine and
> LTSP. To many people out there still associate "free" with garbage. -
> -They have never used GIMP or Apache or OpenOffice :) - - They hear
> and think "what's wrong with it." These are the hurdles we need to jump.
> There have been a couple posts concerning document and presentations to
> sway boards of educations and teacher to use Linux and K12LTSP. I would
> like to help.
> Teachers leaving for Summer have a nice one, Tech people getting ready for
> Summer in the district getting ready for next year...I hear you.
> Tom V.
> >My philosophy [in a production environment] is, if it does what you need
> > it to do--stick with what works (that goes along with "if it ain't broke
> > don't fix it"). OpenOffice is a very good product. I'm not sure what
> > the value added would be in moving to none-OSS StarOffice at this
> > If you aren't using rsync, you are *really* missing out on a rockin'
> > Here's a nice article that I found interesting on the benefits of that
> > excellent tool:
> > http://www.linuxworld.com/site-stories/2002/0108.rsync.html
> > James
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: <aust_txv ACCESS-K12 org>
> > To: <k12osn redhat com>
> > Sent: Monday, June 03, 2002 7:13 AM
> > Subject: [K12OSN] StarOffice 6 and mixing "paid for programs" into
> >> Greetings,
> >> In the technology department I was always a "you get what you pay for"
> > type.
> >> Then Linux hit me with Slackware 3.0 a few years ago and that entire
> >> set evporated. On to the questions;
> >> Has anyone installed SunStar Office into K12LTSP yet ? Being a user of
> >> OpenOffice is it worth the switch ? I am looking for a little name
> >> recognition here in my move away from MS. I have many teachers who
> >> "the manual " for a given product...they will even purchase it
> >> themselves, I am leaning towards Sun because I imagine Sun and other
> >> publishers will release texts ?
> >> Second, ISO's . I have a two CD set I purchased from Paul. Worth
> >> a $million$ but at $15 quite the deal. Place the iso's on a linux box,
> > rsync
> >> them, burn'em ? That simple to get the new version of K12LTSP ?
> >> Thanks, please tear into the above - - - -June 30th is almost here.
> >> Tom Ventresco
> >> These are exciting times...
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