[ubuntu-uk] Help get Windows out of schools

Rob Beard rob at esdelle.co.uk
Mon Feb 9 16:20:27 GMT 2009

Harry Rickards wrote:
> Even if school's don't solely use Windows, they usually have to use it as
> the main OS, as the AQA exam software only works with Windows, not under
> Wine; and the SIMS software uses MS Word to view files, which cannot be
> changed to OpenOffice even on Windows as it's hardcoded into the XML file.
Technically I guess you could argue that SIMS are trying to enforce a 
monopoly by using MS Word to view files over just using the default 
application to open .doc files (be it Word, OpenOffice, WordPerfect, 
Works or even the MS Word viewer).

Not having used SIMS software though I'm assuming Word is just used to 
view/edit/print the output from SIMS rather than having any specific 
macros built into the documents.


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