NeoOffice for Mac now donation only

NeoOffice for Mac now donation only

The office suite NeoOffice for Mac is no longer free as of version 3.2. The popular package, which is based on OpenOffice but has been modified for Macs, has always been free up until now but those that want to download the latest version are required to make a donation before doing so. The developers have posted a message on their download page saying:

The NeoOffice project is funded solely by donations from NeoOffice users like yourself. As a way to thank our donors who make the NeoOffice project possible, NeoOffice 3.2 can be downloaded by all NeoOffice donors who have donated US$10 (or €7 or £6 or CA$10 or AU$10 or ¥834) or more within the last year.

$10 is still a very modest contribution to what is an excellent alternative to Microsoft Office. However, version 3.1.2 is still free although unlike 3.2.0, it’s not prepared for the forthcoming release of Lion so don’t be surprised if it stops working when you upgrade.

A download link for NeoOffice 3.1.2 and 3.2 is available here.

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