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Openoffice or LibreOffice:
Is anybody here able to use OpenOffice or LibreOffice in Mac OS X Lion? Any performance issues?

VLC from http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
I have been using this on my linux box, any body tried to use it on your Mac OS X?
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Can't speak for Office products, but VLC works awesome on OS X.

Mac Mini (Mid 2011) 2.5 GHz Core i5

120 GB SSD/500 GB HD/8 GB RAM

AMD Radeon HD 6630M 256 MB

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Mac Mini (Mid 2011) 2.5 GHz Core i5

120 GB SSD/500 GB HD/8 GB RAM

AMD Radeon HD 6630M 256 MB

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I have a few among them is vlc and that works. If you really don't want to mess with your system you can install virtualbox and run an os with openoffice installed. It may seem a lot of work to do that, but openoffice uses java and than you have to figure out which java version you need to have installed. If you use windows in virtualbox it's a bit easier
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I have used OpenOffice (or StarOffice) on Macs for many, many years and you do not have to figure out which version of Java to use. Just load the latest version of Java and OpenOffice will run fine.

 

OpenOffice's finickiness with Java might have been an issue on Linux boxes circa 2002, but those days are long gone, particularly concerning Macs.

 

Dicking around with Java versions is a Linux thing, not a Mac thing. It's one of the reasons why the system administration load on a Linux boxes is much higher than the sysadmin load on Macs.

 

Lots of people have been using OpenOffice and vlc on Macs for years, so I don't know what else to say.


Edited by cvaldes1831 - 7/6/12 at 4:50pm
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I have used Open Office on my Mac for quite a long time (7+ years) and love it. It works fine under 10.7.x Lion and 10.8.x Mountain Lion. Another you might wish to try is Libre Office. It is practically the same as Open Office. The main difference is that Open Office is no longer being supported by its maker, so any updates or patches will be hard to find until someone in the group writes the needed updates. Libre Office is being supported actively and can be downloaded from libreoffice.org.
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