StarOffice for OSX

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Ensign Paris, Dec 29, 2001.

  1. Ensign Paris macrumors 68000

    Ensign Paris

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    StarOffice was originally made for Unix, so therefore how easy is it to port to Mac OSX?

    I really want a replacment for Office v.X

    Guy
     
  2. jefhatfield Retired

    jefhatfield

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    star office

    i don't know if star office is made for mac also or not

    but when i put star office on my pc, it worked but it is really a RAM hog so i uninstalled it...but when i put microsoft office premium on it, everything worked quite well

    is office x a RAM hog too?
     
  3. jefhatfield Retired

    jefhatfield

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    star office is big

    ..i mean big in the sense the book for it i saw at borders is around a thousand+ pages long!

    for a program i had for only a few months which was free, it certainly had a lot to teach me and i only scratched the surface of star office

    the free downloaded file of star office which took almost two hours at 56k took up 78MB of hard disk space which wasn't bad at all
     
  4. Falleron macrumors 68000

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    Re: star office

    I believe that star office is being developed for mac osx BUT I dont think that Sun is having anything to do with the development! I think the code was released to the open source community so that they could help sun create a working version. Sun is just putting together the bits.

    I could be wrong though.
     
  5. Falleron macrumors 68000

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  6. Ensign Paris thread starter macrumors 68000

    Ensign Paris

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    Thanks

    Hi

    Office v.X is quite a good program, the interface was created along with the IE interface by a company in London.

    Thanks for your help!
    Guy
     

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