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Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by wbyung, Mar 30, 2009.
Does this overwrite the old version, or do you have to delete the old version before or after you install this new one?
Never liked NeoOffice much. It's slow, doesn't feel like a Mac app.
I even liked OOo X11 better than NeoOffice. It's slow IMO.. Anyway, I probably should not troll the thread, so congratulations NeoOffice on releasing v3.0..
Thanks for the link. NeoOffice is a good alternative if you don't want to shell out big bucks for Word or the money for iWork. IT's slow, but but full-featured (I personally can't stand it but some love it). OpenOffice is available on the Mac now too.
Any difference between NeoOffice and OpenOffice?
Can someone give a reason for choosing one over the other?
In the past, Open Office had to run in x11, whereas neooffice was compiled to run natively on os x, but the current version of OO also runs natively, so I'm not sure what you would pick one over the other for either.
As has been said, NeoOffice was created to make a Mac native (in look) OpenOffice. They do this using Java and some other stuff.
Sun then put their backing behind a full Mac port, and now we have the two.
Things to consider:
The OpenOffice guys asked the NeoOffice ones if they wanted to join, but they refused.
NeoOffice uses Java, which says it all really.
NeoOffice will always be behind OpenOffice in terms of general development
NeoOffice is the better of the two as it makes use of some Mac OS X features that Open Office does not.
Worth the switch?
Has anyone installed the new version?
How does it compare to older versions, speedwise and overall responsiveness?
I currently have Office 2008 installed, would it be worth switching to either NeoOffice 3 or OpenOffice 3?