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    X11 on preinstalled 10.4.x?

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    Question X11 on preinstalled 10.4.x?
    Hello all!

    I have had a search on the site and haven't found an answer so I am hoping that you don't mind me asking the question!

    I want to run OpenOffice on my MacBook which has 10.4.6 pre-installed (and updated to 10.4.7) but OOo says I need to install X11, but the one I downloaded from the Apple site says I have a new version already install :confused:

    Further investigation says I need to install it from the install CD, but all I have is the image CD's to restore the machine and it doesn't seem to be on there.

    Can anyone suggest a solution.

    Many thanks!

    PS I am new to Mac's and OS X so please be gentle with my windows based ignorance!!

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    X11 on preinstalled 10.4.x?
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    No, it isn't preinstalled if you ran a default installation...

    The version online won't run on your version of OS X though, you need to insert your discs and select 'Install additional/bundled software'.

    Then you can either choose which bits you want to install, or it will install a utility in your utilities folder that will let you do so.

    Alternatively check out NeoOffice/J - Openoffice goodness without the X11 mess:
    http://www.neooffice.org/


    OpenOffice should be released in a native version in a while anyway, so hopefully you won't need to bother with X11 any more in a few months.

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    X11 on preinstalled 10.4.x?

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    Cool, thankyou for your help

    Hopefully as I learn more I can return te favours I will be asking over the next few months

    Cheers!

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