Wednesday, June 29, 2005

NeoOffice/J


I am always open to finding a open source solution to commercial software.  Tonight, I just tried NeoOffice/J 1.1, and I have to say that I am impressed.


NeoOffice/J is based on the OpenOffice.org suite, but the main reason that I like NeoOffice is because it is a true Mac OS X application, and not a X11 application.  This means that it uses Mac OS X's printing architecture, clipboard and drag-and-drop support, and native support for Mac fonts.


Several years ago, I paid for Microsoft Office X, but now that there is a good quality open source alternative, I don't think I will pay for an upgrade.


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