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Ontario's school system gives StarOffice a shot
Thursday, May 27 2004 @ 03:49 pm CST
Contributed by: Linegod
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Education The province of Ontario Thursday said it has reached an agreement with Sun Microsystems of Canada to provide more than two million students with access to the company's StarOffice desktop productivity suite.

Sun Canada is calling it the largest ever StarOffice 7 shipment in North America. The software has been delivered to each of Ontario's 72 public and Catholic school boards and may be freely copied for school use. Financial details of the arrangement were not disclosed, but Sun Canada's director for education and research Lynne Zucker said that the fee was minimal.

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Once the initial training and conversion is over, how long before they realize that OpenOffice.org will do them just fine?

  


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Re: Ontario''s school system gives StarOffice a shot
Authored by: Anonymous on Wednesday, June 09 2004 @ 11:47 am CST
StarOffice includes filters for WordPerfect documents (which they need, since WordPerfect was used extensively in the past, thanks to a deal with Corel). OpenOffice.org does not.
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Re: Re: Ontario''''s school system gives StarOffice a shot
Authored by: Linegod on Wednesday, June 09 2004 @ 06:31 pm CST
So eventually, all documents will either be oo.org or PDF files....
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