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[vox] OpenOffice 1.1 ISO has arrived; time to gear up for the schools!
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[vox] OpenOffice 1.1 ISO has arrived; time to gear up for the schools!



I am downloading the ISO for OpenOffice 1.1 right now. Currently, it is available from the following mirrors:

ftp://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/openoffice/contrib/iso/1.1.0/
ftp://ftp.planetmirror.com/pub/openoffice/contrib/iso/

Unfortunately, these mirrors are rather busy at the moment, and most (well, PlanetMirror) are not accepting new connections. Does anyone here have access to a server that could be used to mirror the ISO?

I can also try to distribute CD's to those who are willing to participate in the campaign but have slow Internet connections (those who have CD burners and slow Internet connections should be able to make copies of the CD). If you want to burn CD's but cannot download the ISO, or if you want to distribute CD's but do not have a CD burner, contact me privately and we'll try to work something out.

I'll keep you posted as the OpenOffice ISO propagates to additional mirrors.


This is the ISO you want if you intend to burn OpenOffice CD's for distribution to schools! I have acquired 100 blank CD-R's and 100 paper CD envelopes for this task, but depending on how much interest there is in OpenOffice, that may not be nearly enough (my old high school has 2,000 students). If you want to burn CD's, I can tell you that the best prices I found for CD-R's and CD envelopes was an online shop called Cyberguys (http://www.cyberguys.com/).

If you still have not talked to a school, or the school(s) you talked to were still skeptical, there is an OpenOffice flyer available at http://www.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=19925
This should give the school all of the information it needs to understand the advantages of OpenOffice. If they have additional questions that you cannot answer, let me know.

I live on the northern edge of the Bay Area (I'm about 7 miles south of Santa Rosa), and so I cannot try to distribute CD's to any schools in the Davis area. If a LUGOD member who lives closer to the Davis area than I do wants to coordinate LUGOD's participation in this campaign, that would be apprreciated.

The planned date for distribution is October 13th. Since that is barely a week from now, if you want to participate, please contact me NOW!


One more thing that Ian said when he contacted us about the ISO:

One issue I have come across on installing from the iso is the java virtual machine. This is referred to as JRE (Java RunTime Environment) in the documentation but Sun's site refers to it as Java VM. So when you click the Sun link for JRE go to popular downloads and look for Java VM- HOT.




Lincoln

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