Mixed M$ Office suites as licences allow
Pre Office 2003 and not changing
Stopping at Office 2003 on all machines
Upgrading to Office 2007 on all machines
Latest M$ as licences allow, Open Office on the rest
Pre Office 2003 and migrating to Open Office
Office 2003 (or above) and migrating to Open Office
Mixed M$ Office and migrating to Open Office
We only use Open Office/Star Office
We use another office suite not related to M$ or Open Office
We run office 2003 on a majority of our workstations, but I will be putting open office onto some of the lesser used ones this year to avoid having to buy more Microsoft licenses for office. There are a lot of areas of the school that just do basic wordprocessing and net browsing that really don't need the office suite.
We have a new director of learning of ICT starting who seems very much on the same wavelength as me, so I'm hoping he'll be open to the idea of using open office on all the curriculum machines, time will tell.
Thanks to everyone whose voted so far. The results are already quiet interesting. Office 2007 is proving more popular than I imagined. I was expecting more Office 2003 as a stopping point. Also I was expecting a few more Office 2003/Open Office mixes. A few more M$ as licenses allow and OO.o on the rest.
Certainly need a few more votes to get a clear picture of what UK schools are doing in the Office stakes. But some trends are already starting to appear.
I'm beginning to wonder if I can make OO.o work or if I'm going to have to back track and make cuts in the HW budget to pay for M$.
What do other schools do? How are you all funding your Office 07 installs? New licenses with each new suite? Splashed out on new licenses for the whole school in one go? or relying on subscriptions or software assurance?
As I have posted before my problem is having licenses for Office 2000/XP and the cost of new 2003/7 licenses is the same as a new computer suite...
current office 2003, with 2007 on our stations
planning on upgrading to 2007 on rest when budget allows, was planned for this year but now moved to fiscal 10-11
How do people feel about the future for OO.o now that Oracle has bought Sun. I've read articles that think there will be no change and articles suggest that Oracle might drop OO.o as the purchase goes through?
I know that the community will still exist but development will be slow without Sun's financial/technical input (?)...
We are currently on Office 2003 but upgrading to 2007 over the summer. We have schools agreement with SA but have only decided now to move to 2007.
Funny, I hope they do drop it! Just recently discovered the spin off Your Office Suite who basically include all the features and bug fixes that Sun don't want included !?!? It appears Sun are holding development back.I hope they don't drop it! I have it on all my PC's! What does this mean for virtual box and suns other projects?
Also Go-oo is based on builds and features developed by Novell.
Then of course you have IBM has the other key player who are investing programmers time to develop OO.o.
In short OpenOffice will continue to grow, develop and improve with or without Sun.
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