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

Alan Hodson ahodson at elp.rr.com
Sun Feb 22 19:58:36 UTC 2009

Very good responses and documentation - this should be easy URL for all 
of us to remember:


Thanks everybody - this seems to be an issue that covers the full range 
of emotions - decision makers need to know there is support, the apps 
are robust, and the cost (especially in these trying times) is correct. 
Now, if I could physically "lend an ear"...


Robert Arkiletian wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 20, 2009 at 2:22 PM, Alan Hodson <aahodson at episd.org> wrote:
>> Having just heard at the highest level in my district that Open Office is "culturally unacceptable here" (border district of 63,000 students) I am wondering if there is someone in our community of users/believers that has come across data/studies that I could use disprove the MS ethos - I know than in Texas, both PlanoISD and SanAntonioISD are huge open source supporters, but I don't know if that has translated there, or anywhere else, into a document that we can hold up as a banner.
>> Any ideas?
> Most teachers are overworked. They don't want to develop new
> resources. That's why when new software is presented it has to come
> with resources. Like this
> http://documentation.openoffice.org/conceptualguide/index.html

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