Open Office, X11 and new mac fun

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by WestCoastpdx, Oct 6, 2005.

  1. WestCoastpdx macrumors newbie

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    I bought my first mac today (used 867mhz G4 Powerbook 15")

    so far, this is great.

    However, it came lacking discs. I have Tiger, and I want to install Open Office.

    When I run the install, it tells me I need X11, and it appears it can ONLY be found on the 10.4 disc.

    Is this true? Is there a better open source software suite that won't make me do this?

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    I did a search, and it seems the X11 version you can d/l from Apple.com is not the right one.

    any help? I'm loving the computer (and might sell it already for an even cooler one) but I want to be able to run Open Office.

    thanks, n00b first post
     
  2. zap2 macrumors 604

    zap2

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    Neo Office, it open office but you do not need X11 , it uses more ram i think and interface it kind old looking but its look a lot if OpenOffice so what you going do?
     
  3. WestCoastpdx thread starter macrumors newbie

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    this thing came with a heap of ram.

    other people cool with Neo? Does it interface ok with Word.doc files?

    or does that even matter?
     
  4. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    If you just need to read the odd word document text edit can open them.
     
  5. WestCoastpdx thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok, well, going for NeoOffice at the moment.

    If X11 isn't d/lable then that's the best option for now.

    These macs are pretty sweet, I think I'm hooked.

    (thanks for the quick replies as well)
     
  6. WestCoastpdx thread starter macrumors newbie

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    cool thanks,

    I went with NeoOffice, and it seems just fine for what I need to do, and it's compatible with all the stuff I need it to be compatible wiht. ya!
     
  7. 20rogersc macrumors 65816

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    I would go with the new OpenOffice, as I didn't like NeoOffice at all. OpenOffice has just been updated and works really well.

    ::20ROGERSC::
     

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