OpenOffice 3.0 Beta Now Available, Adds Native OS X Support

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    Windows/Mac/Linux (all platforms): OpenOffice.org, the free office application suite, has released a beta of its 3.0 version to the public with a few key features rolled in. The biggest update is native support for Mac OS X platforms, meaning no need to install X11 packages on older Macs or switch to NeoOffice for a smoother experience (although NeoOffice plans to release a 3.0 of its own, so stay tuned). OpenOffice also adds built-in conversion filters for Office 2007/Mac Office 2008 files, a new "solver" function for spreadsheets, enhanced notes and viewing options in Writer, and other enticements for those willing to risk a few bugs. OpenOffice.org 3.0 beta is a free download for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux systems.
     
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    I'm actually pretty happy with NeoOffice.
     
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    thanks for the share. we actually use this at the office :)
    the compatibility with the new office versions is a major plus :)
     
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    I tried to install it but before the final installation, it warns me that I will have problems with my office for mac 2008. so I forego in installing it with my iMac.
     
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    word of warning for those who want to try to make it their main browser (even if its beta)....(at least on the pc...) i tried to make it automatically open .doc / .xls files but somehow it wouldn't let me...probably because it was still beta...

    also, for the purpose of opening .docx files...it's still a work in progress....most of the formatting will be gone when you import it...

    anyways...can't wait for the final...it's suppose to have a pdf import even :)
     
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    NeoOffice is ok enough for me. Will try OpenOffice once its out of beta.
     
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    PPC version DEV300_m2 is rather buggy and unusable for me.

    Seems the Intel version is further along.

    NeoOffice works well but is slow on my aging iBook G4 1GHz.
     
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