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Comment: I've been trying. (Score 1) 1039 1039

For two years, I worked to have my school adopt OpenOffice- abject failure was the result, leaving us still on, of all things, Office 97.

OOo ultimately is too slow and users just won't make the switch. The kids sre fine with it, but the teachers? Oy.

IT costs are already budgeted in most schools, so there is not a compelling reason to switch away once the money is already there.

One of the chief duties of the mathematician in acting as an advisor... is to discourage... from expecting too much from mathematics. -- N. Wiener

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