I am Linux newbie trying to make the conversion from windoze. After trying several linux distros, I have found MINT to be the easiest out of the box distro for me. I have one stumbling block. I am a educator and have many Microsoft powerpoint teaching presentations that I would like to use under linux. I have attempted to covert over to â€œOpen Officeâ€ suite in place of Microsoft office, but have found that while the Windows version of â€œOpen Officeâ€ will read and convert these files just fine, the Linux version of Open Office will not. I have been told the the Windows and Linux versions of Open office are slightly different and that I might be better off using â€œStar Officeâ€ Can â€œStar Officeâ€ be imported and used under linux â€œMINTâ€ ?