I had to work with OpenOffice.org for the first time for a presentation at the uni (it's a team effort, so I was not able to force magicpoint on the others yet). After some reorganizing of my harddisk last weekend, I managed to free enough space in order to install OpenOffice.org from unstable on my notebook, while at the uni, the admin installed vanilla OOo-1.1. Boy, does that make a difference, the Ximian patches sure look nice. Kudos to the Debian OOo-team.
While the presentation I currently work on is based on an older one which was hopeless in terms of visual consistency, this article seems to indicate that OpenOffice Impress could be an alternative to Magicpoint for more involved presentations. I managed to get unattended, looped slide-shows working in OpenOffice yesterday, so making a generic Debian presentation which could be run unattended at booths during trade shows would be nice to have I think. That's actually something I've been thinking about for a long time now, but so far I had no luck getting it to work in Magicpoint.
I also managed to get my notebook's 3c556 NIC working on GNU Mach-1.x. Now I have to find out why SSH currently does not prompt me for a password when in X on Debian GNU/Hurd.