Re: Free download of StarOffice from Google

Subject: Re: Free download of StarOffice from Google
From: Jay Maechtlen <techwriter -at- covad -dot- net>
To: Stuart Burnfield <slb -at- westnet -dot- com -dot- au>
Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2007 10:22:17 -0700

Stuart Burnfield wrote:
> You can now get StarOffice (not OpenOffice) for free from Google:
> I thought StarO was much the same as OpenO except that the fee included
> help desk support and some additional templates, but according to
> there are a few more differences
> such as a macro recorder, extra fonts, and clip art.
> StarOffice is supported on fewer OSes (e.g. not Mac) and fewer languages
> though. I don't know if there are any other gotchas.
> My main objection to OO (and I assume it's the same for SO) is that you
> have to download the whole thing whenever there's an upgrade. OTOH I'm
> mainly interested in the word processor so unless there's some
> significant enhancement to the Writer component (or some dire security
> hole is unearthed) I generally skip the interim updates.
> Stuart
> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

In checking my installation of OpenOffice, I see a macro Recorder under
Tools. It may not be the same as that in Star Office?
OO does now come with a database, but probably not the same one that SO
Yes, you have to download the whole thing each time. For any kind of
broadband, no big deal. For dialup, it could be a deterrent.

Mostly, I like it.


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