OpenOSX Office 1.5 Available Now

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.–(OPENOSX-COM)–Sep. 7th, 2004– OpenOSX today
announced the immediate availability of Office 1.5 for Mac OS X “Panther”
that is a easy-to-use solution for configuring, installing and utilizing
the proven open source “GNOME Office” software, offering users a wealth of
productivity software. This newest edition delivers enhanced integration
with Mac OS X, completely new and updated software, improved installation
along with additional features and enhancements.

GNOME is a popular free desktop environment included with many
distributions of Linux including RedHat. Mac OS X includes its own desktop
environment and does not include the exhaustive list of support libraries
required to run “GNOME Office”. OpenOSX has built these dependent libraries
and customized them for Mac OS X installed by a single-click installation
and backed with support.

In the process OpenOSX married the GNOME environment with Mac OS X offering
native functionality including preferred web browser support, Print Center
support, linkable files and for the first time, an all new “OpenOSX Office”
cocoa application that enables system-wide recognition of supported file
types including Microsoft=AE Word and Excel documents. This allows any of th=
many supported file types to be opened in the appropriate software by
double-clicking or dragging files to its icon.

Featured in the OpenOSX package is “Gnumeric” which reads and writes
Microsoft=AE Excel files complete with 100% of functions of Microsoft=AE Exc=
“AbiWord” which is an award winning open source alternative to Microsoft=AE
Word which reads and writes Microsoft Word documents, SodiPodi which is a
powerful Vector image manipulation program and Diagram, complete flexible
flowchart software.

“To my knowledge there simply is not a faster or easier way possible to get
similar functionality installed in Mac OS X.” said Jeshua Lacock, the owner
of OpenOSX. “In the same time it takes to copy 480 megabytes to your hard
disk, you can be running this awesome suite, complete with our exclusive
‘OpenOSX Office’ application.”

The OpenOSX Office product is available immediately for us$40 on CD-ROM,
with download-only delivery available for us$30, upgrades from previous
versions of the product are us$20 on CD-ROM and us$15 for download. OpenOSX
also has complementary, specially priced, O’Reilly book bundles and 6-month
hassle-free CD-subscriptions available. Limited installation support and
documentation is included. Visit the OpenOSX web site for more details at:

OpenOSX is a company dedicated to serving, and expanding, the Macintosh
community. Founded on the premise that many computer users are intimidated
by the UNIX command-line, OpenOSX committed itself to one mission- bringing
popular Unix software to both the “Unix-challenged” and the seasoned, Mac
inclined system administrator in a friendly, Mac environment.