Fwd: OpenOSX Office 0.9 Now Shipping

Subject: Fwd: OpenOSX Office 0.9 Now Shipping
From: Leonard Rosenthol (leonardr@lazerware.com)
Date: Fri Nov 16 2001 - 08:59:30 CST

VERY interesting...


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>SWALL MEADOWS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 15, 2001--AbiWord is an
>award-winning open source alternative to Microsoft Word.
>Gnumeric is a world-class spreadsheet with 95 percent of the functions of
>Microsoft Excel built-in.
>Gimp is The GNU Image Manipulation Program, a popular graphics editor often
>compared to PhotoShop.
>OpenOSX's package will install this suite of powerful and flexible tools
>for Macintosh Operating System, Mac OS X, with ease.
>AbiWord is a full-featured, award-winning word processor that can
>edit Microsoft Word, WordPerfect, XHTML and RTF documents. It boasts:
>multiple columns, on-the-fly spell checking, style sheets, multiple
>language support and more. AbiWord can write RTF, HTML, XHTML, PalmDoc and
>ASCII document formats.
>Gnumeric 0.74 can edit Microsoft Excel, Lotus 123, MultiPlan, Plan Perfect,
>HTML and CSV file formats. It is a complete spreadsheet that offers a
>comprehensive function suite, data analysis tools, data consolidation, cell
>formatting, multiple "undos," search and replace. Gnumeric will write
>Excel, PDF, HTML, XML, CSV and Data Interchange Format files.
>Gimp 1.2.1 may be used to edit Adobe Photoshop, TIFF, JPEG and PNG file
>formats. Gimp offers complete image manipulation tools, filters, plug-ins,
>text and effects. It also has powerful image automation capabilities. It
>can write Photoshop (with layers intact), TIFF, JPEG and PNG file formats.
>All of the OpenOSX product's ship with complete online help, documentation,
>and limited-support, configured source code and more.
>OpenOSX has a digital Screenshot Gallery of their Office product in action,
>on the World Wide Web available for viewing, printing or broadcasting at:
>The OpenOSX Office 0.9 CD is available for 30 U.S. dollars. OpenOSX is
>offering an upgrade to the 1.0 version of their CD for 10 U.S. dollars that
>will include improvements and added vector illustration and
>graphing/plotting software.
>The OpenOSX Office package will install and configure the following list of
>software packages:
> AbiWord
> Gnumeric 0.74
> Gimp 1.2.1 (optional)
> XFree86
> XDarwin 1.0.4
> Ghostview 1.5
> Oroborous Window
> Manager
> ORBit 0.5.11
> Gnome Application
> Library 0.17
> Bonobo 1.0.10
> Glib 1.2.8
> Libxml 1.8.14
> GnomePrint 0.31
> DYLib
>More information about the OpenOSX Office CD is available electronically at
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