Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
I run a small business that offers custom built, inexpensive computers with Open Source software preinstalled. I urge my clients to move to Open Source software whenever it makes sense for them to do so. However, recently I have been disappointed by a test install of OpenOffice.org for a charitable organization client of ours.
This client, like many others stuck in the proprietary software upgrade loop, is going to have to move off of Microsoft XP Professional sometime before 2014 when it will no longer be supported.
During a recent reinstall of one of the charity’s office PC systems following a bad Microsoft Patch Day that only affected that PC it was decided to install OpenOffice.org on the XP Professional system rather than the expensive, proprietary, Closed Source software that had been on there.