Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 14th Apr 2006 04:45 UTC, submitted by dbprice
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris Community contributor Jürgen Keil and Sun engineer Jan Setje-Eilers have been working together to get OpenSolaris based operating systems to work under Apple's BootCamp. Today Jan announced that he had successfully installed and booted build 36 of Solaris Nevada (plus some hacks). A series of bugfixes to make OpenSolaris distributions "just work" have been identified.
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aliquis
Member since:
2005-07-23

Why would you want MS-Office when there is OpenOffice? Does the small difference really make up for the price of the first one? Also openoffice documents should be MORE compatible with people, if there wasn't for the small fact that everyone uses MS-office already ;)

But I rather force people to install openoffice then buying ms-office.

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chekr Member since:
2005-11-05

"Why would you want MS-Office when there is OpenOffice"

Don't get me wrong I am a big fan of OpenOffice.org but NeOffice, which is our Mac native equivelant is not exactly up to par with the current OOo release. So unfortunately for now it's MS Office on OS X.

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kamper Member since:
2005-08-20

Why would you want MS-Office when there is OpenOffice? Does the small difference really make up for the price of the first one? Also openoffice documents should be MORE compatible with people, if there wasn't for the small fact that everyone uses MS-office already ;)

But I rather force people to install openoffice then buying ms-office.


OpenOffice under X on os x is shite. Seriously. I gave it all up and switched to latex.

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kamper Member since:
2005-08-20

OpenOffice under X on os x is shite.

Just to clarify, I was not just trolling here. When running under X on osx, OpenOffice just does not integrate well. It doesn't comply with all the ordinary shortcut keystrokes such as command-tab for app switching (it is lumped in with all other X windows) or command-(x|c|v) for cut/copy/past among others. It doesn't use the regular system fonts and can only use the very limited selection that comes with X (at least Apple's version, which I'm obviously running). I'm sure it is possible to get the fonts installed properly but I haven't figured it out yet. The scrolling (I use the trackpad on my pb) is also wildly inaccurate.

I really have no trouble with normal OpenOffice, like on other *nixen or on windows and I'd still be using it
if the above problems didn't exist. I'm happy I got into latex though, because it's wicked cool and I like plain text source files much better than fancy graphical editing for many things :p

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