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

Christopher Chan christopher.chan at
Thu Nov 20 00:36:45 UTC 2008

NoOp wrote:
> 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.

Yeah, I know. Has compatibility improved? I don't use any 'office' 
software much...last time I did, Impress won't do much of what 
Powerpoint would do.

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