Sure, I want everyone to migrate to open-source applications on the desktop. Yet, I am wary of the cultural obstacles to making such a switch. Today, I was encouraged to find out about two more area schools that are making the leap.
School #1: “All of our student/faculty systems are MacBooks. Almost all software installed is Open Source ( Abiword, Seascape, Neo-Office, etc ).”
School #2: “We run a fair amount of open source/free programs (Terragen, gimp, ArtRage, Google earth, Moodle, etc.)”
Given the significant adjustment needed to move from Office 2003 to 2007, why not just hop over to OpenOffice instead? The adjustment would likely be easier!