Coming from the Linux world, I’m a big fan of OpenOffice.org, the free office suite. I’d like to stick with it when I make my Mac switch. I don’t fancy shelling out an extra AUD $500 for MS Office when I get my Mac, and besides I have a lot of documents in the OpenDocument format already!
Now you can get OO.org for the Mac, but it’s supposed to be a bit “rough round the edges” (which seems to mean not as pretty as a native Mac app, and with menus and stuff in the wrong place). Still, if it works then that’ll do me. It currently doesn’t run on Intel Macs officially, though there are some “Community Builds” of it that run on Intel.
Seb Payne has written a couple of handy-looking tutorials on getting OO.org up and running on a Mac – one on installing X11 (a prerequisite for OO.org) and another on installing OO.org itself. I’ll give them a go once I’ve got the Mac in my grubby hands.
Have you used OpenOffice.org on a Mac? What do you think of it?