4 Replies Latest reply: Mar 14, 2009 4:30 PM by Dave Hamilton
pa.efird Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I now my G4 is old. But, I am running Mac OS X 10.4.11 which I didn't think was so old. However I downloaded "Open Office" but, when I attempt to open it I get ther message that I "cannot open the application, because it is not supported by this system." I'm sure some one knows and I thank yu in advance for your help.

PowerMac G4, Mac OS X (10.4.11), refurbushed
  • 1. Re: OpenOffice
    Niel Level 10 Level 10 (242,110 points)
    OpenOffice 3 requires an Intel Mac. Click here and download the PowerPC version of OpenOffice 2.4.

  • 2. Re: OpenOffice
    pa.efird Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Close! But, 2.4 doesn't work and the download for 3.0 doesn't work with Safari or Firefox apparently. Their fault, not yours. Anyone know where I can get it with just a regular download link? Not a ftp or whatever Safari's problem is?

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  • 3. Re: OpenOffice
    Texas Mac Man Level 8 Level 8 (45,810 points)
    Try NeoOffice @ http://download.neooffice.org/neojava/en/index.php

    NeoOffice is equivalent to Microsoft Office. It can open Excel files, Word files & PowerPoint files. You can also create these types of files that can be opened by PC users.

     Cheers, Tom

  • 4. Re: OpenOffice
    Dave Hamilton Level 5 Level 5 (6,805 points)
    There is a PowerPC build of Open Office 3 RC4 in English. It is about 170MB.
    Click here
    I just installed it on my mother's B&W G3, and created a blank text document to be sure it worked. It did.
    My mother's B&W G3 has a G4 450MHz upgrade, 1GB of RAM, an original Radeon (7200) video card and OS 10.4.11.