Another One Bites the Dust – Leipzig Switches to OpenOffice.org

“The switch in the office package is the first major open source project of Leipzig city council. Its aim is to reduce the dependency on proprietary software”

see Leipzig on course with free office package.

Gotta love it. The office suite is the basic tool of business being on everyone’s desk who might generate a memo or letter. Here’s another government dropping one of the major lock-ins of M$, the office suite, in order to have more independence and the freedom to switch the OS eventually.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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4 Responses to Another One Bites the Dust – Leipzig Switches to OpenOffice.org

  1. kozmcrae wrote, “advocating for a has-been company.”

    I think they are close enough to retirement that preserving the status quo is the easiest route… Hence they waste hours opposing new ideas. One more step on the Wintel treadmill…

  2. dougman says:

    Microsoft players are LOSE-LOSE. All the OEM’s that relied on the M$ statuesque to continue, are in for a rude awaking.

  3. kozmcrae says:

    The pace of organizations, municipalities and governments leaving Microsoft is accelerating. There is no doubt of that. Wouldn’t you agree Cult of Microsoft? Maybe it’s time you should start thinking about a different line of activity. Advocating for Microsoft is basically, at this point and from now on, a losers game.

    You’ve earned my scorn. I’ll be laughing at you at each bump in the road. What a bunch of idiots you are. Losers advocating for a has-been company.

  4. dougman says:

    With a Chrome extension, you can edit Libreoffice files from the browser. 🙂

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xo8so6G7Wzk

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