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RE: [seul-edu] Progress on Linux in Portland Schools
Teachers seem to not understand the consept of software can be low cost
( The only cost is there time) and good quality. I have asked the IT
teachers to trial OOo but they keep saying thet industary user MSoffice.
I keep saying that it is so similar it is not funny. (espesaly when you
are teaching primary school kids).
Or is that they are scared or lasy.
On Tue, 2003-09-16 at 00:25, Schmitt, Mark wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 13, 2003 at 02:16:06PM -0700, Christian Einfeldt wrote:
> > Hi, I'm an attorney in San Francisco who is volunteering to help
> > OpenOffice.org (OOo) in its October marketing push to attract
> > attention to the use of open source software, and particularly OOo in
> > schools.
> I have an interesting anecdote for your marketing push. I work at a private
> high school that has been a "laptop school" for several years, and just
> moved the faculty to Tablet PCs. The tablet version of Excel is not always
> able to print properly. My school has been working for better than a week
> to get the patch that Microsoft claims to have.
> What makes this applicable to OOo? Well, to overcome the issue, I have
> installed OOo and it prints all my old Excel files just fine. (Of course,
> those files are no longer .xls, but .xsc)
> Just one more example of open source having higher quality.
> (now if only I could convince other teachers to abandon M$ Office)
> Mark Schmitt