Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 12th Mar 2007 22:13 UTC, submitted by Lord John
Features, Office The OpenOffice Project has sent a letter to Michael Dell, showering praise on Dell's chairman and CEO and asking him to consider pre-loading OpenOffice onto PCs. The letter is the result of a flood of requests on Dell's online suggestion box, IdeaStorm, for Dell PCs pre-loaded with both Linux operating systems and the open-source suite of desktop productivity applications. John McCreesh, marketing project lead for OpenOffice.org, also asked Dell to consider making a financial contribution to the software's development.
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RE: Not going to help
by kop316 on Tue 13th Mar 2007 00:08 UTC in reply to "Not going to help"
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2006-07-01

As much as I hate to say it, that was the case for one person here. He used Office 2007 as a trial, and it locked up on them (also preventing him from accessing his documents that he wrote, as he saved them on .docx format). I installed OO.o on his computer for them to try, and instead of using it, he goes to another friend to get a pirated version of it.
I hope it just depends on the person though.

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