OpenOffice.org is �a piece of crap�--or is it?
Jan 20, 2010, 16:03 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lasse Havelund)
"Recently, a report (PDF) on a number of students opinions on
OpenOffice.org Writer vs. Microsoft Office 2007 Word and OpenOffice
.org Impress vs. Microsoft Office 2007 Powerpoint, whose conclusion
is down-right depressing to those of us, who would prefer to see
open source software introduced into education. I sought out to
attempt to see if I could confirm–or debunk--the comments
made by the students, and from that, provide some feedback to the
OpenOffice.org developers on how we can create an even better
office suite, which would help us introduce it to educational and
"The students, aged 14–16, who had previously only worked
with Microsoft Office 2003, were given two tasks. The first one was
to do with creating a presentation, the second to do with writing a
document, which used mathematical typesetting."