OpenOffice vs. MS Office in corporate environment
Posted on 2006-05-12
I am looking for advice or personal experience someone has had with using OpenOffice in a corporate environment.
Our company might be expanding in the next year or so which would mean many more computers. Which would also mean there would be a need for Office productivity suites. I downloaded OpenOffice 2.0 a few days ago to play around with it. It is obviously so attractive because it is completely free. And from what it sounds like documents made in Office are compatible with OpenOffice and vice versa. The one thing I noticed right away with OpenOffice is the slow load time...but that's not a big deal. We use Lotus Notes/Domino for email...so I would think that would make it easier to implement OpenOffice because we don't have use MS Outlook for email. And what about from a user's perspective...is the learning curve relatively low getting used to the interface of OpenOffice? To me the interface seems almost the same.