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From conflue...@apache.org
Subject [CONF] Apache OpenOffice Community > Why OpenOffice
Date Mon, 09 Jul 2012 22:12:00 GMT
Space: Apache OpenOffice Community (https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OOOUSERS)
Page: Why OpenOffice (https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OOOUSERS/Why+OpenOffice)

Added by Rob Weir:
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h2. If OpenOffice is the solution, what is the problem?

On this page we're brainstorming about what OpenOffice is good for, what kind of individuals
and organizations, what their needs and concerns are and how they might hear about OpenOffice.
|| Person || What problem are they trying to solve\\ || How OpenOffice solves the problem\\
|| What would they search Google for to find a solution?\\ ||
| University student with limited budget\\ | Need a word processor for their course, but Microsoft
Office, even with student discount, costs money.\\ | * OpenOffice is free
* OpenOffice is compatible with their existing documents\\ | * free microsoft office
* free office
* discount microsoft office
* free office <platform> |
| IT Director for Public Library or Community Center with a computers available for public
use.&nbsp; \\ | Wants to provide office suite functionality to their patrons.&nbsp;
They have limited budget, so commercial software licences come at the expense of other potential
services.\\
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| Operator of Internet Cafe | Need an inexpensive way to provide office suite functionality
to their patrons\\ | | |
| Employee who uses MS Office at work, but occasionally wants to do some work at home.\\ |
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| IT Director or CIO of company who have been subject to BSA software license audits\\ | |
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| CIO of large corporations facing end of support for Office 2003 in 2014\\ | | | |
| Budget computer manufacturer\\ | Consumers want basic office functionality on their new
computers.&nbsp; An easy solution was to OEM Microsoft's Office Starter Edition.&nbsp;
But Microsoft has announced that it is [ending this program|http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/428374/microsoft_dumps_office_starter_from_pc_maker_choices/],
and has not offered a replacement.\\ | Manufacturer can bundle OpenOffice for free, and their
users get a full suite, not just a trial or ad-supported product.\\ | * replacement for Office
Starter Edition
* alternative to Office Starter Edition
* OEM OpenOffice |
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