Survival Of The Fittest

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Office: Mac 2004 & Other Stuff

Well got myself Microsoft Office: Mac 2004, for my Mac Mini, it's a pretty sweet Office Suite, One thing... well two things I miss are Microsoft Access and Microsoft Frontpage, I just guess that either there's no call for them on MacOS X or that they'd be too difficult to port / write a comparative version for MacOS X.

Haven't touched my x86 box since sunday morning, the Mini is silent, and with my External USB2.0 HD; I have more than enough room for my app's to sit in, yeah I formatted my Western Digital External HD to HFS+ so I could use it for app storage.

Well, this friday I'm off so i got 4 day weekend, some of you not from the UK may be wondering how me having friday off gives me 4 days but its Bank Holiday monday this coming monday so i have 4 days of sleep and relaxation :P


  • i like OpenOffice..

    By Blogger DANY, at 10:27 pm  

  • I use OpenOffice on Linux, and on BSD, but I personally where available I dont see OOo as a competitor to MS Office.

    Also, IIRC there isn't a decent native Port of OOo yet.

    By Blogger Andrew Youll, at 11:12 pm  

  • For Access, Try Filemaker. Fulemaker is actually more powerful so you'll get a lot out of it.

    And FrontPage? c'mon, that thing generates sucky html.

    By Blogger Chris, at 12:00 am  

  • Lol, It may generate Sucky HTML, But I've always used Frontpage for the initial WYSIWYG phase of coding, then I delve into Notepad / TextEdit for the rest of the coding.

    By Blogger Andrew Youll, at 12:01 pm  

  • For you HTML coding needs, take a look at TextWrangler from BBEdit. It's free and is very powerful. Allows you to sftp/ftp and modify your files directly from the server.

    It also provides system services so if you're view source code you can simply select it and then have it open directly in TextWrangler.

    Also, if you're working in the command line, you can use the edit command to open any file in TextWrangler.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:24 pm  

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