Our "unit" (a group of about 30 people) in the 
Minnesota Department of Health is evaluating 
Open Office 1.0.1 to replace our installation of 
Office 2000. It is installed on two Windows 2000 
Servers running Citrix MetaFrame 1.8.

It had some installation issues, but those can 
mostly be attributed to the shared windows 
environment (where many apps are installed 
and run via some kludge). It works, and seems 
to work well, but we've had it installed only a
couple months now.

Good luck,


>>> lxy at 12/04/02 02:32PM >>>
I need some examples so I can present a strong case for OpenOffice. 
stuck netween a rock and a hard place, and OpenOffice might save us. 
is, if I can get the PHBs to listen.  Whenever I say "linux", they say
"no", before they've even heard what I have to say.  They assume that 
free == crap.

I had been thinking about raising the issue with PHBs, but I feared a
solid "no" when I said the word "open".  Then this morning, someone in
department comes up to me and asks me if I've ever heard of
OpenOffice.  Her husband uses it religiously, and supposedly he's heard
governements and huge businesses switching to it like mad.

So, what I need are examples.  Who here uses OpenOffice in a corporate
environment?  Who thinks OpenOffice is a worthless piece of crap?  I
to hear both sides so I can present a clear case in all directions.  



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