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OpenOffice 2.04 is out

OpenOffice 2.04 is out, and they finally have a version for OS X. The download page for OpenOffice OS X is much more nicely designed that the old international listing. I really like the question and answer process. Do you have Intel or a PowerMac, then they have a nice link to a page telling you how to tell the difference. There is still an above average level of geekiness on that page though. “I would like a legacy build for Mac OS X 10.2”. Why don’t they simply ask what OS do you have? 10.2, 10.3, 10.4? Then they would only need to give the options that are relevant. For example, if you are running 10.2, you can’t have an Intel Mac. They could have even used browser detection to guess what the OS is. Safari versions correspond pretty closely to the operating system version.

Regardless, I’m looking forward to trying out OpenOffice. I’m really looking forward to an Aqua version of OpenOffice from NeoOffice when they release a final version.

One Comment

  1. Hi,

    I’m the one who done the update to the pages that you mention. As you will see from my latest blog post Mac OS X 10.3 will not be supported after 2.1.

    The reason for just using “legacy build” is that the majority of people require the latest version and not the an older version, thus I just dived into the first question that is there currently.

    We like to have this kind of feedback. With the blog posts, forums and news items, we are less likely to pick these things up. I may well even take your suggestion forward and implement it.