[ILUG] Star Office
cp.hennessy at openapp.biz
Wed Jun 1 11:26:29 IST 2005
On Wednesday 01 June 2005 00:45, Niall O Broin wrote:
> On 1 Jun 2005, at 00:32, Bernhard Rohrer wrote:
> > PJ Wall wrote:
> >> Also if anyone is using Star Office or knows of any companies or
> > organisations using Star Office, I'd be interested to talk to them.
> > I don't use M$ Office at home at all and neither for my own business. I
> > only use OpenOffice.org
> Very interesting as that is, it's not very informative to the OP, whose
> interest lies in Star Office.
> AFAIK Beaumont Hospital has quite a few Star Office seats deployed, and
Beaumont has about 800 seats.
> so presumably has AIB with their big rollout of Sun's Java Desktop
> which I believe includes Star Office.
I think that the reality with AIB is that they just want to deploy the
cheapest web browser possible. I do not think that they do anything else with
the client than browse internal sites.
I think that Bewleys and Flogas also use StarOffice/OpenOffice.
We also have a client with about 80 seats who has been using OOo for over 5
years with little or no problems ( and little or no training in an industry
with 5-10% staff turnover per anum).
Also OOo 2.0 will be out in the next 2 months (or there abouts) and almost all
of the incompatabilities with MSOffice will be eliminated - except for VBA.
Novell are working on VBA compatability for Excel, but it is very much in an
early stage of development.
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