i have decided that i’m going to become a community distributor for OpenOffice.org, as a way of making it easier for the computer illiterate to get things accomplished without having to resort to using microsoft products. OpenOffice is definitely preferable for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that most computer virii in existence these days are made to take advantage of “features” in microsoft office that leave the affected computer open to all sorts of nasties. others are, of course, that it is cross-platform compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux/UNIX, it is 100% compatible with microsoft office, and that it is completely free of cost. to that end, i have added a page to the Hybrid Elephant web site containing FREE downloading information, and i am downloading ISOs of the three disks required, so that i can start out by giving copies of them to my (computer illiterate) clients.
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give a set of free disks to the head geek and the head librarian, tell them that there’s more where that came from, and see how long it takes for them to get converted… 8)
Excellent. Would love to have some of my own workplace converted to OpenOffice, as well, but I don’t know if the tech support squad would be able or willing to support a different product, even if it does have advantages over Microsoft’s offerings.
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