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OOo should take over European universities!

 
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Benno
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2003 11:24 am    Post subject: OOo should take over European universities! Reply with quote

Student don't have the 1000 euros to pay for M$O. (I know everyone's a pirate, and that M$ for the time being doesn't really seem to care as long as they hold on to their market share, but is that an argument...)

Universities pays millions of euros for M$ licences.

OOo needs developers, market share, testers...

University students are intelligent, innovative, productive...

Need I spell out my point?

I work part time at the Royal Vet- & Agricultural Uni., Copenhagen's computer dept. (while studying) and we just bought StarOffice. We're going to do introductory courses (3 hrs.) on the whole office package.

Everyone: Go to your computer dept. boss and tell him about OOo/StarOffice - he/she has a budget to take care of, which gives you some excellent arguments!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2003 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

YES!! Same goes for American universities.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2003 3:07 pm    Post subject: Re: OOo should take over European universities! Reply with quote

Benno wrote:
Student don't have the 1000 euros to pay for M$O. (I know everyone's a pirate, and that M$ for the time being doesn't really seem to care as long as they hold on to their market share, but is that an argument...)

Universities pays millions of euros for M$ licences.

OOo needs developers, market share, testers...

University students are intelligent, innovative, productive...

Need I spell out my point?

I work part time at the Royal Vet- & Agricultural Uni., Copenhagen's computer dept. (while studying) and we just bought StarOffice. We're going to do introductory courses (3 hrs.) on the whole office package.

Everyone: Go to your computer dept. boss and tell him about OOo/StarOffice - he/she has a budget to take care of, which gives you some excellent arguments!

My uni have just (back in September) upgraded to Windows 2000 with Office 2000 so i guess it will be a while until they switch.

I'll be using OOo at home, and hopefully by Septmeber 2004 it will be a much more rounded product(at this moment in time my productivity would be higher in MSO - although if i worked in SXW format and export to PDF it would probably be equal) and i wont have to "borrow" MS Office to do my course work (i'm not installing MSO now as it forces me to learn stuff in OOo).
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2003 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If OOo would like to take over the PC's at universities, I would recommend them to improve the word counting function before the next month. I used Writer once, I liked it, but exporting my document to Word to count words WITHOUT footnotes (or to count on a selection if that had been the case) is just plain idiotic.

OOo is close to being able to fit my use, but just need those final adjustments. Perhaps it is free, but the student licences for MS Office or WordPerfect are fine, and those products are pretty much better for heavy duty academic use.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2003 6:13 am    Post subject: Star (and Open) Office guide in Danish and English Reply with quote

http://www.dsr.kvl.dk/cgi-bin/EDB-info/vejledning/type-instrukt/staroffice6

...under continual developement Wink

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Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Copenhagen

...for our poor students both locals and internationals
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2003 6:40 pm    Post subject: Re: OOo should take over European universities! Reply with quote

Benno wrote:
Student don't have the 1000 euros to pay for M$O. (I know everyone's a pirate, and that M$ for the time being doesn't really seem to care as long as they hold on to their market share, but is that an argument...)

Universities pays millions of euros for M$ licences.

OOo needs developers, market share, testers...

University students are intelligent, innovative, productive...

Need I spell out my point?

I work part time at the Royal Vet- & Agricultural Uni., Copenhagen's computer dept. (while studying) and we just bought StarOffice. We're going to do introductory courses (3 hrs.) on the whole office package.

Everyone: Go to your computer dept. boss and tell him about OOo/StarOffice - he/she has a budget to take care of, which gives you some excellent arguments!

I'm not a University student (I work at a local water company), but I fully follow your idea!

We (www.emarp.pt) are really using OOo. We have 70 computers on our Lan, and for now, 20 of them already have got OOo installed.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2003 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How hard is for the college to have bouth. There is no such obligation to a 100% transition. If the college can offer the OpenOffice suit to all the teachers, and have it on every computer, that will just make students elligible to have their homework on .sxw instead of .doc.

The more students operating on .sxw the more the college will stop using MS Office.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2003 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think its a good thing, that university's are going to use OOo.
but I think it will take like 5 years before the 1/2 of the universitys use OOo.

But we will see what happens.
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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2003 5:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Half ouf our computing labs run either RedHat 8 with OOo, or XP with OOo. Actually, I think the XP machines also have MS Office, but OOo is there for convenience as well. The other labs are Sun/Solaris machines (so I assume they run either StarOffice or OOo) and SGI Oxygens (no office suite? They're for the modelling classes). I'm at Exeter Uni in the UK btw.
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