Convincing a school district to migrate from OS X to Ubuntu or Edubuntu

Christopher J Combrink chris at
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'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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