New Zealand Government Dumping Mac Office Funding

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  1. PCMacUser macrumors 68000

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    From the NZ Herald today:

    Software has been wiped from thousands of school computers because of a row over Government funding.

    Microsoft Office programs have been ordered to be removed from about 25,000 Apple Macintosh computers in schools.

    The Ministry of Education did not renew its deal for the programs, meaning that students using the Apple computers will not have access to common programs such as Excel and Word unless the school buys the software independently.

    It is thought to affect around 30 per cent of all schools nationwide.

    Schools in which students use PCs are not affected.


    The full article is here.
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Looks like NeoOffice is about to get a boatload of converts. :D
     
  3. psychofreak Retired

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    And a whole lot more support for the truly aquafied OpenOffice :)
     
  4. nplima macrumors 6502a

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    to: microsoft: "following this unpleasant dispute, we're installing OpenOffice on these Macs. When we're done we'll do the same on the remaining computers. We expect that by the end of the next week Microsoft will have the export filters on MS Word and Excel updated to include ODF format, otherwise the MS Office for Windows will be removed as well."

    what's the New Zealandese word for "cojones"? :D
     
  5. PCMacUser thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Bollocks, or nads! :)
     

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