Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 8th Apr 2006 16:13 UTC, submitted by benmhall
Mac OS X "NeoOffice is important not only because it brings a decent OOo port to the Mac platform, but also because it is arguably the only complete, non-Microsoft office suite for Mac OSX. Apple has all but abandoned AppleWorks which has mostly been replaced with iWork, except that iWork has no spreadsheet component and the word processing component is more of a page layout tool than a word processor. That's right, the platform that encourages users to 'Think Different' is pretty much down to a single office suite." Read the entire review.
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They have them
by seishino on Sun 9th Apr 2006 00:45 UTC
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2005-09-10

"I have always wondered, why, Apple has never made a replacement for Ms Office..."

They have, at various stages, including AppleWorks. Unfortunately, the application didn't survive the transition to OSX. For OSX, the company has been focusing on a suite of "living" software, like iChat, iTunes, GarageBand, iPhoto, .Mac etc... Think of them as the home equivalent of an office suite, and convieniently enough there was no single other company competing in that space.

On the other hand, they have been slowly re-building an OSX office suite, including Keynote and Pages.

Apple makes / bought a lot of software

http://www.apple.com/software/

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