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U.S. Dept of Ed Sponsors OpenOffice Training Materials

In Pictures launched a line of free computer application tutorials, prominently featuring

The press release announces, “The tutorials were developed as part of a U.S. Department of Education study, to make it easier for people with learning disabilities to learn computer subjects. When the study was completed in 2006, it showed that the illustration-based tutorials worked well for everyone, not just those with special needs.”

The free tutorials are supported by ads on each page, and the collection is intended to be the equivalent to a complete software guide book.

This new training product is another valuable addition to the collection of products and materials being developed around the platform of As its community of users continues to grow, we’ll see more and more services and tools provided to complement OOo. That this startup would feature OOo as prominently as MSO is a sign of its increasing importance to the education, government, and business worlds. (And that the screenshots were taken in Linspire also shows the growing importance of Linux, as well.)

One Response to “U.S. Dept of Ed Sponsors OpenOffice Training Materials”

  1. More OOo Use And Deployment « Opportunity Knocks Says:
    January 11th, 2007 at 4:42 pm

    […] 11th, 2007 · No Comments SolidOffice has a story about the recent deployment of (OOo) in Malaysia as part oftheir open source in the public sector initiative.  He (Benjamin Horst of SolidOffice) also has the story of a US Dept. of Education-sponsored tutorial that features OOo alongside Microsoft’s office suite. […]