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Wed 15 Nov 2006

NeoOffice for Intel macs

Category : mac and the internet

Last I heard, Microsoft Office will only release a native version for Intel Macs in September 2007. Meanwhile, Office is running on an emulation called Rosetta on Intel Macs. I use a 1.83GHz MBP with 2GB RAM.

A struggling Entourage is nudging me towards Apple's Mail. Excel is tolerable and for serious work, even Apple admits it blazes on a pc. I use Keyote for presentations and only fire up Powerpoint to run someone else's presentation in an emergency.

Word is sluggish, as it used to be pre-Intel. But with large files inserted into a document, Word keeps quiting.

NeoOffice that resides on my hardisk came to the rescue. It opened the large documents without complaint which was such a relief. Since I do not use Word's complexities (in fact a text editor suffices most of the time until its time to "pretty up"), Neo Office might just be it:

'NeoOffice is a fully-featured set of office applications for Mac OS X based on the office suite and can import, edit, and exchange files with Microsoft Office. It is released as free, open-source software under the GNU General Public License (GPL).'

Now to try taking it for a spin and see if it holds out. Just need to change the default application in the info window on a Word document and I'm off!

Posted at 3:18AM UTC by N. Sivasothi | permalink | , .