Free MS Office replacement ‘NeoOffice for Java 1.1 beta’ (OpenOffice) released for Mac OS X

“Neolithic Office for Java (NeoOffice/J) is billed as a ‘reasonably stable’ version of the OpenOffice.org office suite that has been specifically engineered to run natively on Mac OS X. The open-source software is available under the GNU General Public License (GPL) and is available for free,’ MacNN reports.

“The software is a double-clickable Mac OS X application. It also features much tighter integration with Mac OS X, including full support for Mac OS X fonts, international input, etc. The NeoOffice/J team has released a new version 1.1 beta version, which, among other things, moves the menus to where they belong, in the Mac menu bar,” MacNN reports here.

More info and download link here.

8 Comments

  1. This version is much better than the previous 0.8a release I was using, but I’d still like to see the dialog boxes looking more OSX-like.

    Well done on the progress so far though chaps.

  2. Yeah .. i dont want to be telling people about my Mac (hypothetically, I rarely talk about this stuff for no reason).. and then drop the bomb.. that I don’t have Office.. but an Office ripoff..

  3. Well…. if the low level buzz is correct …. we might see a MacOffice replacement for AppleWorks…

    If this happens…. no one will have any reason to use anything from Redmond again !!

    Wouldnt that be nice ??

    ____

    Oh, and a word to Apple Legal…..

    Im not saying this is gonna happen….
    just speculating, you understand !! ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”rolleyes” style=”border:0;” />

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