OpenOffice is the one we should be supporting
- ok i know it essentially is the same application
as Star Office behind the logos, but i think
it would be no harm to try and promote the name
OpenOffice in regard to it being open source
compared with the more restricted and closed
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From: Gavin McCullagh [mailto:gavin at fiachra.ucd.ie]
Sent: 22 November 2001 16:24
To: ilug at linux.ie
Subject: Re: [ILUG] Small office project
On Thu, 22 Nov 2001, Chris Higgins wrote:
> >myself) and I know of no linux prog which will open *.xls.
>> StarOffice 5.2
> StarOffice 6.0 (beta)
>> And that's just what I've got locally !
hmm, I'd actually forgotten staroffice, mainly out of hatred for it. I
had a copy of v5 from when Sun posted CDs out. It was almost quicker to
reboot into windows. I gather it has improved though. The others I didn't
know of. cool.
I still maintain that totally ditching windows *initially* may be a bad
plan. I know that in a rush, I reach for Photoshop ahead of The Gimp,
simply cos I'm more practiced with it and in a hurry I need that. Hence
'til you really know how to do stuff quickly you need to, I wouldn't
recommend wiping as you might regret not being abble to reboot back into
windows for 5 minutes some time.
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