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May 27, 2005, 19:00 (3 Talkback[s])
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"In 2003, John Hansknecht, the director of technology at the University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy, had a tough decision to make. The school had about a hundred older computers running Microsoft Office 97 and Windows NT, and some kind of upgrade was clearly required. It would have been an easy decision to simply upgrade to Microsoft Office 2000, but that would have required replacing all the computers with more powerful systems--a large expenditure which could be better spent on other technology needs. Hansknecht had a better idea: OpenOffice.org..."

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