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OpenOffice.org is “a piece of crap”–or is it?

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Recently, a report (PDF) on a number of students opinions on OpenOffice.org Writer vs. Microsoft Office 2007 Word and OpenOffice .org Impress vs. Microsoft Office 2007 Powerpoint, whose conclusion is down-right depressing to those of us, who would prefer to see open source software introduced into education. I sought out to attempt to see if I could confirm–or debunk–the comments made by the students, and from that, provide some feedback to the OpenOffice.org developers on how we can create an even better office suite, which would help us introduce it to educational and academic institutions.

The students, aged 14–16, who had previously only worked with Microsoft Office 2003, were given two tasks. The first one was to do with creating a presentation, the second to do with writing a document, which used mathematical typesetting.

Impress vs. PowerPoint






Also: OpenOffice.org 3.2.0 Release Candidate 3 (build OOO320_m10) available

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