On 07/20/2012 08:05 PM, Ken Springer wrote:
Apple doesn't include things similar to Wordpad and the like with their OS.
It does come with TextEdit, a RTF "capable" editor/word processor,
although I would use that last term lightly.
So I'm collecting some software that can be installed by the new owner.
I would install it if this was a Windows machine, but OS X requires
the new owner to create the equivalent of an Administrator account with
name and password right out of the box. The Leopard install is brand
new, so there's no way I can install the software as I don't know what
the eventual username and password will be.
You can actually create several users with admin rights (or at least you
could, perhaps that has changed ??), then just delete the one that you
don't want to keep, that way you could install the software you want.
I think my time with LO is about to expire. I've filed two bugs which
no one seems interested in even dealing with. They still exist. And
there are others that I've not double checked on for 3.5.x. I've posted
about this "non-attentiveness" before, but if fixing the bugs that are
important to me isn't important to the developers, I'm not interested in
lending any assistance. It's a two way street, and I'm not the only one
to post about bugs not being fixed prior to adding new features. I'll
Such is the way with open source, community run projects, especially if
your reports are OS specific. The plain fact of the matter is that the
vast majority of the developers of this project are actually coding on
Linux. As far as I know, there are 3 or 4 developers who regularly use
Mac OSX, but that's about it. There are no specialist Mac user interface
coders, nor anyone particularly specialised in the underlying Mac APIs.
Feature development is what makes life interesting for developers on a
project like this - bug fixing for them is generally not so much fun,
hence the prioritisation. I can understand your point of view though,
having looked at alternatives and remained as yet undecided. I'm
ultimately not prepared to fork out for something that doesn't cater to
my needs, so I can stick with LO, and try and help it improve in my own
I have Apple's iWork 09 package, which I consider to be Apple's
equivalent to MS Works. But, there's no database component. I may go
back and work some more with Pages (the word processor) and see if I can
get used to it.
Not tried that, or Pages/Sheets/etc, and when I looked at database
implementations, only found FMPro, which is well out of what my purse
strings are prepared to pay, even for a small business like mine.
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