This is obviously huge news for people looking to rid themselves completely of Microsoft. We noted in our previous post about Sun and Apple doing lot of cooperatin’
This is a alpha release but the first one NOT to use the X11 environment with which most Macintosh users were not content . Another free project that uses the OpenOffice.org system and a Java based front end system for Macintosh is called NeoOffice. It has gained a lot of Mac fans but its detractors have issues with its speed, reliability and look and feel. Let the competition begin!
I would not be surprised to see A LOT of development in this area – say right bout after Microsoft ships Office 2008 for Macintosh.