OpenOSX on Tuesday introduced
1.5 for Mac OS X v10.3. Their new version of GNOME Office — an open source office productivity software package — provides enhanced integration with Mac OS X, updated application versions, easier installation and new features and enhancements. GNOME Office is included with some Linux distributions, and requires support libraries not included with Mac OS X. OpenOSX has built the libraries needed to get the software to work with Mac OS X and provides support for its users.
Included is “Gnumeric,” a Microsoft Excel-compatible spreadsheet application, “AbiWord,” a word processor that can also read and write MS Word files, “SodiPodi,” a vector image manipulation program, and Diagram, a flowchart application. OpenOSX-related improvements include preferred Web browser support, Print Center support, linkable files and the ability to double-click or drag and drop files from other compatible applications into Office.
OpenOSX Office 1.5 costs US$40 on CD-ROM, $30 to download. Upgrades from previous versions cost $20 on CD-ROM and $15 to download.