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wobegong

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After VLC here's another dropout but to be honest I use Office 2008 anyway and have never been unable to work on any docs I bring home from Work but just as an FYI, I'm sure plenty of people use this.
 

roadbloc

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No biggie since Microsoft have released an Open XML plugin for Office 2008 and 2004.
 
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SkyBell

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Bit of a shame to see another developer drop PPC; but to be honest, I haven't found anything I need out of an office suite that the 2004 version can't provide.
 
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MysticCow

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Well, they release the source code to LibreOffice and VLC, so it would be a matter of someone that knows how to compile to compile it. Yes, I know that can be a lot harder than it sounds.
 
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RedCroissant

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Bit of a shame to see another developer drop PPC; but to be honest, I haven't found anything I need out of an office suite that the 2004 version can't provide.

I agree but to be honest, I didn't really need the last few updates of LibreOffice anyway since I am a very average user of productivity suites. I use 2004 for Mac and iwork '09, so I think I'm set as far as productivity suites go. I'll just be sure to hold on to the .dmg before that gets difficult to find.
 
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rjcalifornia

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After VLC here's another dropout but to be honest I use Office 2008 anyway and have never been unable to work on any docs I bring home from Work but just as an FYI, I'm sure plenty of people use this.

Don't know but I never liked LibreOffice, very ugly and not stable. For mac I use Office 2008, for Windows I use Kingsoft Free Office.
 
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Gökhan

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I use iWork 09' for my PPC Mac. It's I think best Office Suite for PPC & also supports 10.4.11 as well.

iWork '09 system requirements

A Mac with an Intel, PowerPC G5, or PowerPC G4 (500MHz or faster) processor
512MB of RAM; 1GB recommended
Approximately 1.2GB of available disk space
32MB of video memory
Mac OS X v10.4.11 or Mac OS X v10.5.6 or later
QuickTime 7.5.5 or later
DVD drive required to install
Some features may require Internet access; additional fees and terms apply
 
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MyMac1976

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With iWork 09 available for PowerPC I can't think of a good reason to use LibreOffice. While I do like it I don't think it's better for most users than iWork
 
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harnadem

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One aspect of Libreoffice that I like (and why I keep using it) is its cross platform applicability. I have a mixture of OS X, Windows XP, Windows 8 and Linux computers, and can easily work on my libreoffice docs on any of them.
 
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