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

NoOp glgxg at
Wed Nov 19 17:19:29 UTC 2008

On 11/19/2008 06:26 AM, Chan Chung Hang Christopher wrote:

> 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.

Ummm... OOo Impress will open .ppt files, and save as .ppt.

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