Hi Shaun,
The thing is I had the 60 day trial of MS Office 2007, and I personally
thought it sucked. I can't stand the new menu strip thing they added to
replace the standard menu bar. Not only that MS has been adding a lot of
junk to Office for the last 10 years like the not so friendly Office
Assistant that loves to pop up and get in your way. I always have to
kill that thing before using Word, Excel, and Acccess.
The thing I like about Open Office and Sun Star Office is they are
compatible with MS Office documents, but come with all the good features
of the MS Offfice package, and leaves out the unnecessary garbage like
MS Offfice Asssistant to name one.
Oh, and did I mention that Sun Star Offfice is written in Java, and it
can be installed and run on any OS that has a Java runtime and the Java
Access Bridge. Mac OS comes with the Java access bridge pre-installed,
the bridge can be compiled and installed on Ubuntu, and Windows and Jaws
work with Star Offfice so it is not a bad option if you want to get away
from MS Offfice.

On Mon, 2008-08-18 at 19:07 +1200, shaun everiss wrote:
> I have ms office.
> I used to use it in tech.
> However most stuff is now all opensource, in programming class I used 
> devpascan and freepascal 2 opensource things, I don't think they would mind 
> if I showed up with openoffice.

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