I am trying to decide which office suite to choose from. The only
exposure I have had is Microsoft's, but now I have the choice between
OpenOffice.org and LibreOffice. I have had lengthy discussions with
great individuals from the community regarding writing an education
software having a database component as its main focus. Briefly, as a
novice to programming (despite having read a book on Ruby, which
offered the "sky", but ended-up confusing reality to that of
programmer's
dream), I have decided, based on various discussions with the community,
to familiarize myself with: a) HTTP, b) CSS, c) vim, d)already created
office suites by the community,and then e) Rails or JRails - as a way of
deploying such software.

I know that there are many surprises and my writing shows an innocence,
which will eventually receive a "reality check". But in the meantime,
based on my line of thinking, can anyone advice me on 1) the difference
between the suites mentioned above and 2) my plan of action in deploying
such product.

Thank you Open Source community for your past and continued help.

Hilary

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