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Re: [school-discuss] Open Source in Government and Schools
Tom Adelstein wrote:
The academic promotion with Sun for StarOffice 7 allows schools to get
the entire suite for free and offer it to all students, faculty and
administration as well as parents, relatives, etc.We signed up for this a year or two ago. It was a bit of a pain at the
time but that has changed now. If you were put off by the paperwork
previously you can certainly go for it now.
If you use OpenOffice you may want to switch to SO7 as it provides
higher quality desktop rendering and many addons.
StarOffice and OpenOffice have a bit of a leapfrog relationship.
OpenOffice is where new development takes place which SO later picks
up. SO 7 was just introduced so the basic features are competitive and
SO has some addons OO doesn't. It's like the old Mozilla/Netscape
relationship (except this one works) and similar to the one with Eclipse
and IBM's development tools.