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Re: Re: [school-discuss] FW: OpenOffice in education

Dear Friends,

I'd be really interested in a tutorial of OO.o.
We have been popularising Linux/Open source. OO.o is a killer app and the world needs to be exposed to it.

Arjun Asthana
2004-02-28 15:38:13

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. 
--Mahatma Gandhi

======= At 2004-02-27, 17:03:00 ian ian.lynch2@ntlworld.com wrote: =======

>On Fri, 2004-02-27 at 15:57, Tom Adelstein wrote:
>> <snip>
>> > Yes this is all true.  BUT, I cannot give out copies of Star Office
>> > to all my students and staff to take home and install on their PCs
>> > for FREE.  I can with OpenOffice!  This is why we use OpenOffice. 
>> Richard,
>> You can give all of your students, their parents, alumni, faculty and
>> friends Star Office for free. 
>Unless its changed, in the UK you have to send vouchers to Sun and they
>send you a disc and the vouchers cost a small amount to cover the disc. 
>>  You'll find templates, examples, more fonts, better rendering, etc.
>> with Star Office. You'll also find accredited curriculum,
>> certifications, etc. for free.
>There are some added value features with Star Office, but there is also
>the loss of some other things. In the end it depends on individual
>circumstances whether SO or OO.o is the best route. If you take the Sun
>Academic initiative in a UK context, its not that relevant to most
>schools and certainly not primary schools. In fact I bet I have more
>schools committed to theINGOTs.org with OpenOffice.org in the UK than
>Sun has for its Academic Initiative. That's not to say that people
>should't do both, its just that I doubt there are many instances where
>it makes any difference whether SO or OO.o is used. In fact with
>theINGOTs.org they can use any Office suite that enables the criteria to
>be met and for every certificate issued there will be a small
>contribution to Free Software development.
>> The Sun Academic Initiative  can be found at:
>> http://www.sun.com/products-n-solutions/edu/programs/sai/
>>       * Overview
>>       * Program Benefits
>>       * Certification
>>       * Applications
>>       * Courses Available
>>       * Contact Us
>>       * Instructor Led Agreements
>> http://www.sun.com/products-n-solutions/edu/solutions/staroffice.html
>> Explains for to obtain Star Office for free.
>> The Open Source Software Institute has an initiaitve to obtain college
>> credit for people who take the courses through our University Sponsor.
>> That will come in the future.
>ian <ian.lynch2@ntlworld.com>

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