Any news about Openoffice?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by abdul, Aug 5, 2003.

  1. abdul macrumors member

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    i remember reading an article which said that openoffice.org are release a mac native version of openoffice. i went to their website and all they got is an X11 version for the mac.

    has anybody heard anything about this? are they actually going to release a mac osx version or not? and if they are when is it going to be released?
     
  2. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    Yeah, I'm wondering too.
    I have the OpenOffice for X11 installed, and it does work, but it would be so nice if it were ported to Aqua.
    NeoOffice is one port, but it's extremely buggy....

    Think it will stay free though?
     
  3. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

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    I've heard rumors of Apple using openoffice to adapt into their own office suite, but if you ask me, if they ever did that, I can almost certainly say they will charge for it. Considering that Microsoft charges hundreds for their office suite and most others are still in the $200+ range, it'd just be too good to be true to have an Apple-level Office free of charge. Apple may be an awesome company, but they are a business, and as the saying goes, "Business means money".
     

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