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Danish Schoolchildren Complaints About OpenOffice

Jan 08, 2010, 15:33 (13 Talkback[s])

"In Denmark in an open letter to the mayor, city council and the IT manager in Lyngby-Taarbaek Municipality, the Virum School student council is now targeting sharp criticism against the decision to replace Microsoft Office with OpenOffice. There are major problems with programs and students lack training in how to use them, says the criticism.

"Already last year there were debate around the municipality's decision to opt for OpenOffice rather than Microsoft's office suite.

"Microsoft's technology director Jasper Hedegaard Bojsen then sent an open letter to the municipal mayor, which he denied that that OpenOffice should be an equal and cheaper alternative to Office. It led to accusations that Microsoft tried to implement a scare campaign."

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