Austin Switching to OpenOffice

By Deane Barker on December 17, 2003

City of Austin pilot proves works: This is really great news. I’d love to see OpenOffice get more saturation.

…uninstalling MS Office and putting in its place on about 300 desktops. The city has more than 5,000 desktops in total.

He also pointed out that not everyone can be converted yet because of one application (the City Council’s Agenda Management System) that requires MS Office to run.

Related to this, I found this book while wandering through a bookstore the other day: “OOoSwitch: 501 Things You Want to Know About Switching from Microsoft Office