NeoOffice 2.0 Aqua Beta now available

NeoOffice is a fully-featured set of office applications (including word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and drawing programs) for Mac OS X. Based on the OpenOffice.org office suite, NeoOffice has integrated dozens of native Mac features and can import, edit, and exchange files with other popular office programs such as Microsoft Office.

Released as free, open-source software under the GNU General Public License (GPL), NeoOffice is fully functional and stable enough for everyday use. The software is actively developed, so improvements and small updates are made available on a regular basis.

It is available for free from the NeoOffice download page here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Cubert” for the heads up.]

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25 Comments

  1. NeoOffice Aqua

    The cross platform Office solution that kicks Microsoft squarely in the balls. And keeps kicking and kicking and kicking.

    The only way M$ will die is if we quit feeding it.

    Since NeoOffice/OpenOffice is free, one can easily bundle a copy along with any files one creates to send to Office losers.

    Start now, start today. Refuse all Microsoft software and feel good about yourself and what your doing for the world.

  2. Oh my god you self-important dickheads. An open office suite and you complain about the icons.

    Everyday I grow a little more ashamed of the fact I am a Mac user because I know that for every one of you 17 year old iPod toting asses complaining about free Mac software there are thousands of others who don’t know what it was like before we had open source programmers on the Mac. Or many developers at all for that matter.

    Who gives a f&*k about the icons? Only you pansies. Please go back to Windows if all you have is negative comments.

  3. This is what free open source software (FOSS) is about. Unless you really have to have a Microsoft product on your Mac, it is far better to deny them the income by using FOSS — Open Office in this case. Stop feeding MS, the unethical crap producing competitor to Apple. Starve the b*st*rds.

  4. All hail tHE dUDE.

    I’m a long-time Mac user, and am continuously embarrassed about the vapid fanboys and their uninformed preocupations.

    iWork and NeoOffice are in their early days. I reckon about 2 or three major releases from now, and we’ll see two very adequate alternatives.

    I for one would like to encourage both effors.

  5. — Since NeoOffice/OpenOffice is free, one can easily bundle a copy along with any files one creates to send to Office losers.

    oh really?! the current free version of neooffice is over 119MB. kinda a big file transfer don’t you think via email?

  6. The beta version is not yet free (Bill McCloskey is right). You can download an alpha version for free now, but to get the beta you can pay US$25 for Early Access program membership, or US$60 for Early Access program subscription, or wait until 29 August and get the beta for free. MDN’s headline is correct, so far as it goes.

  7. I agree with you, dUDE – there are some nit-picky sumbitches here, and it’s really going overboard to gripe about foss.

    But damn, them are some mofugly, win95-lookin’ icons. I haven’t seen anything that ugly since the latest Lotus Notes release…

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