OpenOffice.org Premium can be downloaded from the SourceForge Web site, but is available only for Windows. A native Mac OS X version of the suite will be previewed in France in September.
A group of OpenOffice.org enthusiasts have assembled a free-to-download package that combines the open-source application suite with a collection of fonts, clip art, and templates.
Dubbed OpenOffice.org Premium, the 205-GB bundle includes the current version 2.0.3 of the free suite along with 2,800 pieces of clip art, more than 90 fonts, and numerous document templates. It can be downloaded from the SourceForge Web site, but is available only for Windows.
OpenOffice.org will also preview a native Mac OS X version of the suite this next month at events in France, including the OpenOffice.org Conference, which will be held in Lyon Sept. 11-13, and at Apple Expo Paris, an Apple Computer-hosted trade show that will run Sept. 12-16.
The new version will run natively on Macs powered by either PowerPC or Intel processors, without the overhead of X11. The project's volunteer developers will demo their progress so far at Lyon and Paris. A release date for the native Mac OpenOffice.org has not been set, but according to the roadmap the group has posted online, it will not be before June 2007.
The OpenOffice.org suite is positioned as an open-source alternative to commercial offerings such as Microsoft Office, Corel's WordPerfect, and Sun Microsystem's StarOffice.
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