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-----Original Message-----
From: David Merrick [mailto:MRKGP(--nospam--at)] 
Sent: Thursday, May 18, 2006 1:47 PM
Subject: Re: TEDDS

Open, open and open. Save your dollars.

Try "Open Office". Sun micro systems is giving out a whole office suite 
for free called "Open Office". The formats are nearly identical to 
Microsoft's word, excel, powerpoint and access.

-----/Original Message/-----

To be precise: is distributed and supported by the
project. It is BASED on code released into open source by Sun, but is
not affiliated with them any longer.

The applications will read and use MS formats to a point, but the native
format is XML-based.

FWIW, I have decided to "go Linux" on my home PC. Now that I've figured
out how to access a Windows machine remotely using rdesktop
(, I can use Linux for pretty much everything
now. The latest version of KDE ( is truly beautiful.

I'll let y'all know how it goes.

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