[K12OSN] OpenOffice vs. Microsoft Office

richard ingalls aslansreturn at yahoo.com
Tue May 3 12:42:14 UTC 2005

OpenOffice has most of the "bells and whistles" that
MS Office has.  I made the switch at my school 2 years
ago and the students can make excellent "powerpoint"
presentations without powerpoint!  In fact at the end
of the year graduation ceremony the students are in
charge of creating a presentation - they use
OpenOffice.  What I love about it is that it's freely
available to anyone for Windows, Mac and Linux.  AND
it truly is quite a powerful office application.

--- hoffmann at fidnet.com wrote:
> I would like to try a test classroom with K12LTSP,
> but I want the students
> to be able to open their files on Windows machines
> (to add the 'bells and
> whistles' to presentations, etc.).  I've been told
> that this will really
> slow down the server.  Is this true?  I know the
> students (and teachers)
> won't be happy with OpenOffice by itself.
> Thanks,
> Karen Hoffmann
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