We're big fans of OpenOffice, the free Microsoft Office compatible Office suite. Whilst we wait for the forthcoming OpenOffice 2.04 for Windows (download Release Candidate 1), the guys behind NeoOffice have been busy producing a proper Mac OS X Aqua native port of OpenOffice 2.03 for the Mac.
Previous releases for the Mac have been developed around the Unix-based X11 system, which results in a non-native obscure user interface. It has never been particularly popular with Mac users. Better still, this Mac version of OpenOffice supports the Mac-native clipboard, Spotlight, fonts and printing system.
Although still in beta (beta 3 to be exact), it's definitely worth a look if you're a Mac user seeking a freeware office suite. For further information, and to download NeoOffice for OS X, head to the NeoOffice website.
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