Are Schools Giving Students The Wrong Idea About Technology?Sep 29, 2009, 00:04 (4 Talkback[s])
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"For the most part, I have found a way around the closed source requirements of my college. I access the college website with Firefox, and I use Open Office to create my college papers and assignments with. With Open Office, I can save documents as Word documents which generally satisfy their requirements. The problem is that Open Office doesn't work as well with the Word format (currently) as Microsoft Office itself would, and there are compatibility problems that I sometimes have to deal with. (Disappearing tables that have caused me to redo entire assignments, for example).
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