Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sun 2nd Oct 2005 19:03 UTC
Features, Office One of the announcements at the current OO.oCon is the decision to build a Cocoa-based version of OpenOffice.org 2.x for Mac OS X. This is a step forward compared to the current X11-based port and the Neo/J Office which is not up-to-date. No timeframe estimation was given for the completion of the project.
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Excellent!
by DoctorPepper on Sun 2nd Oct 2005 19:24 UTC
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2005-07-12

I really don't want to purchase MS Office X for the little bit of word processing I do on my Mac, and I've tried AbiWord (getting closer, but still not all there), NeoOffice/J (this is the one I use on a day-to-day basis. Slow as molassis, but it works) and ThinkFree Office (not even close). Let's not even talk about AppleWorks shall we?

I think a native version of OOo for the Mac would be excellent. Thanks!

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RE: Excellent!
by Who is That on Sun 2nd Oct 2005 19:35 in reply to "Excellent!"
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2005-07-02

ahem.. iWork is fantastic.

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RE[2]: Excellent!
by theTSF on Sun 2nd Oct 2005 19:54 in reply to "RE: Excellent!"
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2005-09-27

Well it is OK, for school work and the like, but iWork is more like a MS. Publisher replacement. Office, and Open Office, has other tools as well such as a spread sheet (You know the bit of software that everyone in business, but they shouldn't). Also we need a good Free at least as in Beer word processor.

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RE[2]: Excellent!
by jeffbax on Sun 2nd Oct 2005 20:03 in reply to "RE: Excellent!"
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2005-07-27

iWork runs like shit on my 1.5 GHZ G4 PowerBook with 1.25 GB Ram.... maybe even worse than OO.o ...

I am excited about this, although I hope they keep it simple!

Kind of like the Gimp conversion SeaShore
http://seashore.sf.net

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RE: Excellent!
by on Mon 3rd Oct 2005 15:36 in reply to "Excellent!"
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You might give Mariner Write a try...it's not free, but not expensive and seems to do a good job.

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