Is FreeBSD simple enough for Novices, Will FreeBSD accept Office 98 + Publisher?

Murray Taylor MTaylor at
Sun Apr 29 02:27:41 UTC 2007

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-questions at 
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at] On Behalf Of 
> Garrett Cooper
> Sent: Sunday, 29 April 2007 4:28 AM
> To: perryh at
> Cc: freebsd-questions at
> Subject: Re: Is FreeBSD simple enough for Novices, Will 
> FreeBSD accept Office 98 + Publisher?
> perryh at wrote:
> >> OpenOffice in OSX still isn't that great either because there
> >> still isn't a native (Aqua) build.
> > 
> > I suspect the NeoOffice folks would be surprised to hear that :)
> Yes >_>.. I mean that the latest and greatest version of OOo isn't 
> available for Aqua native yet. It's going to take another 
> year to port, 
> as someone has claimed already.
> There was a big leap in terms of functionality from 1.x vs 
> 2.x in OOo, 
> but then again considering that the OP was asking about 
> running Office 
> 98 (:D..), I don't think he'd mind running the 1.x version binaries.
> -Garrett

As the original poster wants to write books .... may I suggest that he
a text editor and then a typesetter combination rather than any form of 
WYSIWYG wordprocessor.

IE use (insert favourite text editor here) then use the LaTeX / Tetex
to actually properly format the material as a book.

Yes there is a learning curve here, but the end result is all 
over a wordprocessed attempt.

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