OpenOSX on Monday announced the release of Mac OS X v10.5 “Leopard” updates for its “OpenOSX Office 2.0” and “OpenOSX GrassPro 6.2.1” software bundles. Both updates are available for download from the Web site.
OpenOSX takes open source software and wraps them in custom installation programs (please note that you can get the software yourself for free, if you’re not intimidated by working with Unix packages). The company’s focus is on bringing popular Unix software to Mac users who might otherwise overlook open source offerings.
Both updates address potential issues involving Leopard’s X11 implementation. X11 provides a graphical user interface (GUI) for Unix applications.
OpenOSX Office 2.0 is an implementation of the “GNOME Office” software suite, which includes a spreadsheet application, word processor, vector image application, flowcharting tool, financial management software and, optionally, an image editing application.
OpenOSX GrassPro is based on Geographic Resources Analysis Support System (GRASS) Geographic Information System (GIS) software. It includes software used for publishing dynamic maps, tools for manipulation geographic and Cartesian data sets, and support for extending spatial and geographic support for the included PostgreSQL database.