Convincing a school district to migrate from OS X to Ubuntu or Edubuntu
Christopher J Combrink
chris at riply.co.za
Wed Nov 19 14:37:05 UTC 2008
PP is the last crutch that MS has holding up the flag.
Although, I still don't believe that Schools will touch such a 'new'
application suite until it has been in circulation for a couple years in
the corporates - making it a useful tool for school-leavers.
Don't get me wrong - I love OO and use it myself. I just don't see it
being implemented into any curriculums (or at least not in SA).
On Wed, 2008-11-19 at 22:26 +0800, Chan Chung Hang Christopher wrote:
> > As said below however, I don't see schools moving away from MS Office
> > any time soon. The movers and shakers of the world have to start
> > implementing OO before schools will start teaching learners to use
> > them.
> You just need to be able to replace Powerpoint and you are good to go on
> Windows. OO handles word processing and spreadsheets well enough and is
> compatible enough to replace Word and Excel for probably 80% of the
> users of Word/Excel. Once a Powerpoint replacement gets up there...it's
> rip out M$ Office time. For now, I install OO so that it can open files
> that Word/Excel won't open. The best part being that those files were
> created by the same Word/Excel programs that refuse to open them.
> Since we moving to Ubuntu desktops...we are blowing M$ Office away. No,
> no M$ Office under Wine.
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