LibreOffice dropping PPC from v4.1

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by wobegong, Nov 7, 2013.

  1. wobegong Guest

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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.
     
  2. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    No biggie since Microsoft have released an Open XML plugin for Office 2008 and 2004.
     
  3. SkyBell macrumors 604

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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.
     
  4. MysticCow macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  5. RedCroissant Suspended

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    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.
     
  6. rjcalifornia macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  7. Gökhan, Nov 17, 2013
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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.

     
  8. MyMac1976 macrumors 6502

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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
     
  9. miocinq macrumors newbie

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  10. tampasteve macrumors 6502

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    I agree with several other posters, iWork does pretty much everything I need on a PPC for an office suite. I do have LibreOffice installed on my machines, but I rarely use it. iWork 09 just works so well for almost any use I need it for.
     
  11. harnadem macrumors newbie

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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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