OpenOffice for Mac OS X Now in Alpha

The OpenOffice.org development team on Tuesday released the first alpha test version of OpenOffice Aqua, which is built specifically for Apple's Mac OS X operating system. The previous Mac port of OpenOffice required the use of the X11 system, making the software slow and difficult to run.

Although the release is six years in the making, developers warn that the early alpha is still very buggy, and "it may crash and destroy your data." A number of features are still not functional, including printing, PDF export, copy and paste, and multi-monitor support. In addition, OpenOffice Aqua will crash after quitting.

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