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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The time is now
by BSDrama on Mon 12th Mar 2007 22:53 UTC
BSDrama
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2006-11-27

It's now or never. Pre-load Open Office on Dell computers now. OO.o is ready! (except for maybe calc)

Edited 2007-03-12 23:10

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RE: The time is now
by mat69 on Tue 13th Mar 2007 00:16 in reply to "The time is now"
mat69 Member since:
2006-03-29

I think preloading would be a great idea, especially for the customers as they get into contact with very mature Opensource software.

Yet I still have to disagree on one of your points: At least on three PCs - so all I tested it on - Impress works sluggish or needs a lot of cpu power. So for me it is not only calc that lacks in many aspects but also Impress.

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RE[2]: The time is now
by evangs on Tue 13th Mar 2007 07:45 in reply to "RE: The time is now"
evangs Member since:
2005-07-07

From a user experience point of view, it looks like Writer is what gets worked on most. Writer replaces Word with ease. Calc is almost as good as Excel, it just isn't as snappy as Excel and doesn't handle large documents as well. Impress has a long long way to go to catching up to Powerpoint.

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