[OT] Mac Office Software

David Dorward david at dorward.me.uk
Wed Aug 23 11:41:03 BST 2006

On Wed, Aug 23, 2006 at 11:29:12AM +0100, Dave Cross wrote:
> So what do other people use on their Macs? Is there a decent free (or  
> even cheap) office suite for the Mac? 

Abiword is quite nice on a Mac, although it is just a word
processor. http://www.abisource.com/

> Or do I just have to bite the bullet and buy MS Office?

> [1] And I must say that OSX 10.4 is a _lot_ nicer than the 10.2.8 or  
> whatever we were running on Piers' old Powerbook. Still not as nice as  
> Gnome (IMHO), but I could get used to it.

With you on that. Although in the 9 months or so I spent with 10.3 I
found its differences just being increasingly annoying and I fled back
to FOSS land as soon as the startup I was working for at the time went
from "Not making any money" to "Going to collapse at any minute".

[2] Linux spoilt me. I found OS X to be a constant cycle of "Focus
follows mouse? $15 shareware. Virtual desktops? $15
shareware. Something else you take for granted at home? $15

David Dorward                                      http://dorward.me.uk

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