Whenever I give talk, I am glad about having a laptop with Windows OS and MS applications. Setting up my laptop for projecting is a breeze compared to the kind of problems Mac owners face. Well, I am going to give a talk on Friday. The organizers wanted to know the type of computer and software I would be using, and balked when they heard that I use StarOffice.
I know technically it does not matter what software I am running. The issue is the hardware/OS. But its making the organizer nervous. So here is my solution: I will create my talk with StarOffice presentation, will take it to another computer that has MS Office and save it as a pack and go presentation. Hopefully I will be able to play that on my computer easily. (this has been the first real hurdle that I have faced)