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SUNY Albany Distributes OpenOffice, Firefox, Thunderbird to Students

SUNY Albany has embraced open source software on the desktop. ResNet, the campus IT services group, provides incoming students with the ResNet Software Suite CD, which includes Firefox, Thunderbird,, anti-spyware and anti-virus applications.

With the upcoming release of 2.0, new university migrations are going to make current activities look like a tiny trickle. OpenDocument is poised to dominate.

Imagine a university system like CUNY with its 400,000 students each saving $200 by using OpenOffice or another free suite. That keeps $80 million from being drained out of the local economy! Even a city as huge as New York would notice the resultant economic bounce.

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