[K12OSN] OT: any OpenOffice vs. MS Office studies/cases out there?

Bill Fitzgerald bill at funnymonkey.com
Mon Feb 23 00:10:52 UTC 2009

j.w. thomas wrote:
> Ryan Collins wrote:
>  > I have found that the acceptance rate goes up when you tell them it's
>> the upgrade to Windows/MS Office. Rename the menu items to Microsoft 
>> Word/Excel, etc, use IceWM and use the XP Silver theme.
>> I did the same with Firefox when I started to phase it in, I changed 
>> the icon to the IE e and the name to Internet Explorer.
>> Once they start using it, then you can slowly work with them to 
>> understand Open Source.
> I would urge caution when it comes to knowingly making false claims. 
> OOo is NOT Office, and if you say that it is and the truth eventually 
> comes out, you have just thrown away your credibility.
> It may seem expedient, but sometimes expediency comes at a cost.
As much as I like OOo, and want to see it adopted as widely as possible, 
bending the truth is not the way to go.

Let's leave that to the vendors of proprietary software :)




Bill Fitzgerald
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