OpenOffice now "native" on Mac..

Hey folks...

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I don't know how many of you are familiar with the concept of open source software, but it is basically software created by a community of programmers and freely distributed to the public. One of the best know "open source" software projects is OpenOffice. It is available for multiple OS's in multiple languages. It has recently been released to run "natively" on Intel Macs.

You can go here to find out more and download the software for your computer.

Here is how they describe OpenOffice on their site...

OpenOffice.org 3 is the leading open-sourceoffice software suite for word processing,spreadsheetspresentationsgraphicsdatabases and more. It is available in many languages and works on allcommon computers. It stores all your data in aninternational open standard format and can also read and write files from other common office software packages. It can be downloaded and used completely free of chargefor any purpose

Happy downloading... IMHO... no Mac (or Windows machine) should be without this software.

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one more note...

The term "native" above refers  to the software running w/out any other "emulators" (aka x11) needing to be installed. If you have a non-intel mac and want to run an open source replacement for MS Office, you may want to try NeoOffice instead. 

Additionally, here is a link to some other opensource projects for the mac you may (or may not) have heard of.