Newbie to MAC's...how to Install X Darwin

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  1. Jim.E. macrumors newbie

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    ok so i jus bought an iBook yesterday and all i can say is i already love it since its so small and i was amazed that the battery actually held up for 5.5 hours. The only problem i have with is that i cant acces my .xls and .ppt files. I got a Copy of OpenOffice v1.1.2 and it is installed...but everytime i try to run it it asks for "X Darwin or X Server", so i looked into X Darwin and downloaded the latest one for Mac OSX 10.4.2., but i jus found a whole bunch of binaries and being new to macs i jus looked at it like :eek: and closed the damn thing...if someone can please give me a step by step "in english for noobs to MAC" (as i am pretty dumb and couldnt understand there step-by-step install). I was trying to find a .dmg file since i finally figured out how to use those to install apps on my iBook. I have the 30-day trial for Office:Mac and i might purchase it, but i want to actually try an alternative before i purchase an upgrade...and if OpenOffice can open all the MS Office files (like they say they can), then i can save money and not have to worry bout it. Also i see something called NeoOffice, is it the same thing as OpenOffice?

    Ty.
    Jim
     
  2. risc macrumors 68030

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    OpenOffice.org needs X11 to run you'll find X11 on your restore CDs. Check your install CDs, I don't have that model of machine so I can't give you a disc number to look at but try them and see if you can find it.
     
  3. Kobushi macrumors 6502a

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  4. Jim.E. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    says that i can install it direct from the Tiger DVD...but i dont see X11 on the tiger DVD...meh ill jus download x11 and try that out and see what happens

    thanks you two
     
  5. Bear macrumors G3

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    It's part of the optional software install on the Tiger DVD. You want to use the one from the Tiger disk.
     
  6. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    Actually if you just go to the Applications folder you'll find a folder called "Installers". That folder has what you are looking for in it. You want to install XCode, and that will include everything you need. Then on the Root directory a folder called "Developer" will be at your disposal. And Voila, enjoy.
     
  7. risc macrumors 68030

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    X11 isn't a part of XCode.
     

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