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NeoOffice 2.1 Review

Newsforge reviews NeoOffice 2.1, the distribution of specifically for Mac OS X.

The review is positive, but it is balanced with recognition of some of the software’s shortcomings.

Newsforge concludes, “All in all, NeoOffice 2.1 is an incremental improvement over NeoOffice 2.0 Beta 3. Microsoft Office OpenXML compatibility is still a weak point, and if you are looking for help, you are better off avoiding the inconsistent and outdated documentation on the wiki and heading directly to the discussion forum. Nevertheless, NeoOffice remains far superior to the X11-based Mac builds of The OS integration work is impressive, and the new features make the suite as a whole all the more indispensable.”

I’ve been using NeoOffice 2.1 since its recent release and am very pleased with it myself. I strongly recommend it over spending money on its MS competitor for Mac users. And I very strongly recommend avoiding the MS OOXML (“Office Open XML”) file format and using the ISO standard ODF instead (which is the default format for, NeoOffice, KOffice, and many other applications).

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