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Can't get OpenOffice to run on my G5 PPC

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May 7, 2013 5:25 AM

I have a G5 PPC running 10.5.8.  So I went to the page and downloaded the version of OOO that is supposed to run on 10.5.8 and when I run the .dmg file it says "You can't open the application "" because it is not supported on this arcitecture.


I did a little further reading of a "Read Me" file that also opened up when I ran the .dmg and it says one of the requirements is an Intel processor.  Is that why this won't run on my G5?  (sorry I know ...noob question)  Also is there any "free" "open source" version out there of OpenOffice or NeoOffice or something that you would recommend?


I can purchase MS Office 2011 for Mac, but I'm concerned it would be dog slow on my 8 year old computer, ya know?  I don't want to appear cheap by looking for "free" software, but honestly ...who knows how long this thing will be around?  I don't want to spend a lot of money on software for it.

PowerMac, iOS 4.2.7, Have to check the OS for accuracy


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