Open Office for Mac Released

OpenOffice

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.

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