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What is the diff. between Star and OO?

 
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eatager
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 7:29 am    Post subject: What is the diff. between Star and OO? Reply with quote

I am considering switching my office standard to OO but I have several questions:

Is there any difference between OO and Star?

What replaces MS Outlook?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 11:28 am    Post subject: Re: What is the diff. between Star and OO? Reply with quote

eatager wrote:
Is there any difference between OO and Star?

Yes: http://www.oooforum.org/forum/viewtopic.phtml?t=49739&highlight=staroffice+openoffice

eatager wrote:
What replaces MS Outlook?

OOo contains no MS Outlook replacement.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For individual users, the most noticeable differences with StarOffice are:

Additional Fonts
Additional Gallery items (Clip Art etc.)
More templates that show off some of the abilities of the program
Spell checking uses a different source
Some icons are different

OpenOffice.org can read files created with StarOffice and vice-versa, but the appearance may be slightly different if you have used a font that isn't installed on your system.

If you represent an educational institution, you can get a no-cost license for StarOffice. Otherwise, it is a commercial product, so you have to pay to download it or buy the packaged edition. OpenOffice.org is available as a free download and has very open license terms.

There is no OpenOffice.org component that compares with MS Outlook. A discussion of alternative email and calendar programs is beyond the scope of this message, but you might do a web search for Mozilla Thunderbird, Korganizer and Evolution to see how their features compare.
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