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    Re: European Commission endorses open source

    @cybernerd
    mm- tell a new head something mm - in the past, this has lead to me no longer working for that head (And I'm running out of schools in the locality)

    @Ric
    Good point - but we all know I can wipe Office 2007 when it arrives on new machines and just install 2003 - even Mr Gates will let me do that

    But you've boosted me back up again to maybe give it one more go.

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    PS hope you'll offer me a junior position at your establishments if I get my P45

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    Re: European Commission endorses open source

    PPS

    I'd forgotton a little incident today

    I was at a certain educational support centre in the North West today and tried showing off an OpenOffice Impress file (done by a year 6 student at one my schools) to a couple of consultants and the said establishment didn't have OpenOffice installed on the workstation

    However, the excellent and very knowledgeable (but tired out from his holiday last week ) network manager quickly installed it for me and I was able to do my demonstration.

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    Re: European Commission endorses open source

    PortableOpenOffice on a USB drive?

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    Re: European Commission endorses open source

    @SimpleSi: Indeed you can 'downgrade' to 2003 but you only have a couple of years before support for 2003 is discontinued and what is the point installing an old version if all your licenses are for a new version (which you will have to move to anyway)?

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    Re: European Commission endorses open source

    @craig
    Never had need of that option until today All other educational establishments I've been into have OpenOffice installed (even the ones that have MS Office as their default)

    But, as I said, the local chief geek sorted me out in 10 secs

    @ric
    Unfortunately, Mr Gates products tend not to need "support" (well not from MS anyway) - the one school that I couldn't persuade to use OpenOffice 4 years ago run Office97 - its still works fine - in fact on a 2.xGHz XP machine - it works like an ice snowboard on a glacier

    But like I said, you've me given me the boost to wade into battle one more time

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