tfscott wrote:I am not a computer person. I am trying to download Open Office to my Mac PPC, OS X 10.5.4. I am not finding it easy to do. I have downloaded the .dmg thing. I double clicked on the .dmg thing and an OpenOffice.org window came up. It has a Licenses folder, a Readmes folder and a strange looking wide gray box at the bottom that has OpenOffice.org 2.4, two seagulls with a white arrow and plus sign going through them, and an application folder. I double clicked on the OpenOffice.org 2.4 icon and a coffee cup icon started bouncing on my dock and then it would disappear. The coffee cup incident happened a couple of times. I can not tell if OpenOffice is installed or not. What am I supposed to do?
There are problems getting OO.o 2.4 to work on Leopard. Rather than trying to apply the fixes I would suggest you install OO.o 3.0. The release candidates are out now, final version in a couple of weeks. Here is the link to the latest version. Note: the US English versions do not have _en-US in the file name.
Currently OO.o 3.0 is an Intel-only download. As a fellow PPC user, I'm hoping that it will someday be a Universal Binary, but as it stands now...
...And to be fair, Larry, not all OS X applications drag-and-drop to install; based on your response I could guess that you "obviously" never installed Adobe CS.
Ah! I was (rather obviously)unaware of that -- the regular OO.o download page for v.3 only lists the Intel version.Not true. PPC builds are available from good-day. I gave the link before but here it is again. Universal Binary packages would unnecessarily increase an already large download. Besides, Sun only builds for Intel Macs since they have no PPC Macs to build on.
http://ooopackages.good-day.net/pub/Ope ... rg/MacOSX/
phifer8390 wrote:Which version should I be installing on my PPC G4 1.25Ghz machine? Thanks US English
phifer8390 wrote:I have 10.4, but I thought 3.0 was only for intel macs
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